Saturday, September 26, 2009

The world's largest swallowtail shawl

Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl (with 19 repeats and no nubbs)
Yarn: Meimei bamboo sportweight (about 3 skeins)
Needle: #5 (bamboo of course!)

Wow. I was shocked after casting off. It is so biggest shawl ever. I probably did not need the extra repeats, but I love the length.

I steam blocked with an iron just at the edges; the yarn has a nice heft and drape which helped open up the bud lace pattern naturally. I feared a hard block, it would become a bed spread!!

The chain style yarn has a nice sheen but it is a bit snaggy and super slippery.

If draped right, it can be a dressy cardigan.

I love it, but it seems too fancy for everyday wear. I'm predicting an upcoming date night with hubby :)


Sandra said...

turned out gorgeous! looks so romantic!

shin ae said...