Friday, April 20, 2007

Wedding veil shawl redux

ETA: thank you all for your interest in my pattern, wow, I wasn't expecting so many people! it seems there has been a little confusion as to how to obtain this pattern. the best way I have found is to click on the link below, this will open the file in acrobat from your browser, once the file is open and completely loaded, go to the file menu within acrobat and 'save as' or 'save a copy' (depending on your version of acrobat) onto your own computer.

thanks again!

Here are the modeled pictures, taken this morning.
It is a gorgeous day out, and we were surrounded by birdsong throughout the photo shoot.
(I also had the sun directly in my eyes whenever I faced the camera, so that’s why I'm all squinty)

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Yarn: Knit Picks 100% Merino bare lace weight
Needles: US size 5 inox circulars
Time: a little over a month of straight knitting
Pattern: my own, you can download the untested PDF: (open in acrobat, then save from there)

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I had a lot of fun with this pattern actually; it's a very simple knit, but made exciting by the Orenburg flavor.
Bill's mom is tickled by the flowers running up the center; she says it looks like a cat ran down the middle of the shawl. And that was actually what I was going for ;)

I had some issues getting the upside down hearts to mat the right side up ones, but that was figured out in short order.

A hint for marathon knitting like was one here: Audio Books, the knit was simple enough that I didn't need to concentrate too much, but that meant I got bored quickly, but the audio books really helped keep my brain occupied.

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Cynder said...

Thats so lovely! Great job!

Nana Sadie said...

Thank you for the pattern, too!
(and I also got your socks! Toe-up - WHOOHOO!)

Unknown said...

Beautiful design and execution. What an inspiration! I don't think I can ever create a shawl design. Congrats!

Kelley said...


Erica said...

Oh, it's beautiful!

BTW, I enjoy listening to your podcast. LOVED that "Take off that t-shirt!" song on the last one....

Cindy, aka Maxfun said...

That is beautiful! Kudos to you for designing it yourself, too! :)

Monika said...

This shawl is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations! ;o)

wrchili said...

The shawl is beautiful! I love it!

kat said...

d out beautiful! just gorgeous!

brandilion said...

The shawl looks great. I listen to audio books when I knit too. is a great resource for public domain audio books (public domain = free!)

Abigail said...

Thanks everybody :D

I hope you enjoy the patterns! Toe up is my favorite way to make socks.

Ericah –
Thanks, I enjoy making the podcast too; it's so much fun to find all the music.

I love libri vox; I just recently finished the hound of the Baskervilles from there!

Anonymous said...

fantastique, ce chale, et merci pour le patron

Anonymous said...


knitseashore said...

That is gorgeous! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful shawl!
Thanks for posting. Susie

Anonymous said...

Oh My goodness Absolutely
stunning I can't wait to start it

Anonymous said...

I've beeen searching and searching for the right shawl for my daughters first communion. I'm going to try to make this a tad shorter (for her much smaller than adult size)... thank you for posting the pattern! :-)

Anonymous said...

You write very well.

Anonymous said...

that shawl is absolutley beautiful would made it but i cant work from charts u sure did great job

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