Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Finished! Icarus Shawl

Icarus Shawl from Interweave Magazine, Summer 2006.
Started: July 4th 2006
Completed: August 22nd 2006 (In the wee hours. Took me a long time to block, too.)Yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze. 3 skeins. All of three skeins! 75 grams, 630 meters/687 yards. Shade 592 light blue.
Needles: Size 5 Denise circulars (not the size 3 called for in the pattern: Knew I was running out of yarn)
Finished measurements:37" deep, 86" wingspan
Pattern Alterations: Only 3 repeats of chart one instead of 5 repeats called for in the pattern. I had calculated correctly that I did not have enough yarn and had no way of getting more. Ended up with a very tight cast off, and then an even tighter final crochet-style bind off in the last third of the pattern. Seriously: Ran out of yarn. Due to the tight bind off, I have more of a scalloped edge than the pretty, extreme feathery points shown in the magazine. Oh well, nothing to be done!Shetland weight: I did actually pass this entire shawl through a ring!
I love this pattern and am really proud of the finished product, even with the problems I had. I am also really proud to have knitted lace! Many thanks to the great knit along and all the super knitters and great advice I found there!


Opal said...

Congratulations! It's absolutely gorgeous.

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

Yay! It came out beautifully! Personally, I like the scalloped edge more.

Aw on your #2 Kyoto! I too am nervous about my mine being a little big and it's got 1-2" of negative ease supposedly. Of course, I'm also nervous about my Knit & Tonic not-so-shrunken cardigan which is supposed to have a bit of ease in it. Best of luck on your Kyoto.

Acornbud said...

Beautiful shawl. Wonderful color and pattern.

Sunflowerfairy said...

Beautiful job! You should be very proud of yourself!