Monday, December 04, 2006

The Casino Shawl

Here she is!
Little (very little) less than two skeins of Wetterhoff Silvia (30 % silk/70 % wool) in color 911. Knit with 3,5 mm needles, two pattern repeats added to the original.

So she is really big.

The top edging is my favorite part.

She is knit starting from the wide part decreasing until the final tip.

She was easy to knit once I got the pattern straight - in the beginning I used lots of stitch markers to separate every repeat but then removed them later on - they are such a nuisance but such a great help when needed. The only thing that kept me looking back at the chart was the placement of decreases which were a bit difficult to memorize.

I think that she is lovely. I like this type of shawl where the whole shawl repeats the same pattern over and over and only the edgings are different. Thank you Anne!

I will try to get pictures of my daughter wearing this on December 6th. She has not yet seen this blocking only as a pile of wool last night. I hope she likes this!

(The photography is forbidden in the theatre so I don't have any pictures to show myself of the Snow Queen. But there are plenty in the site. The pages are translated into English.)

25 comments:

  1. Lene, it looks beautiful! I can't wait to make this shawl, yours is winderful!

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  2. Lene, it looks beautiful! I can't wait to make this shawl, yours is wonderful!

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  3. Very beautiful! Your daughter will love it!

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  4. Kaunis huivi, erityisesti reunapitsi. Paljon kauniimpi kuin alkuperäinen tuolla knitspotin sivuilla.

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  5. I've got this on the needles right now - yours looks beautiful! I love how the upside down spades remind me of hearts. I have been using stitch markers between each repeat as well - and I agree - it's annoying, but as I'm not even through one repeat yet - I still feel like I need them.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Ann in Montreal19:13

    Wow! Once again Lene you present us with another beautifully made garment. I am sure your daughter will look and feel stunning. Thank you for the link to the Snow Queen site it looks like a wonderful production. I particularly like the rehearsal photograph of the ballet slippers.

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  7. The shawl is perfect. I love the photos of the ballet, too. --Syl

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  8. beautiful, your daughter will love it
    amber in scotland

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  9. Oh it looks beautiful. Can't wait to see it after the blocking!

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  10. Good luck to your daughter! What a gorgeous shawl you made.

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  11. I'm sure she will love the shawl! My daughter saw me looking at the photos of patrons at the after party. She said, "Wow, their ballet costumes are different from ours!" I could not help but laugh, then I showed her the gallery from the beginning.

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  12. I just love the edging on that shawl. Beautiful! :-)

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  13. That looks absolutely marvelous!

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  14. I feel the same way about stitch markers - only when very necessary do I use them.

    I tend to lose them so quickly, and as long as I can learn the lace chart, I don't need them.

    The shawl is gorgeous, I can't wait to see it with your daughter modeling.

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  15. M. Gail in Ohio22:07

    The shawl is lovely. All those pins are a testament to your patience! We lost electric power over the weekend and I am just now catching up on your recent posts. I commented 2 posts back about the light-up needles.

    I enjoyed the story and the pictures on the Snow Queen site. Thank you.

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  16. oh wow...this is truely gorgeous, but then i wouldn't really expect anything else from you.

    i am sure your daughter will love it!

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  17. I am sure your daughter will love and treasure this shawl. Hope you will be able to show us a picture of her wearing it in its full glory!

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  18. It is bib, and very beautiful. I am sure that your daughter will love it as would anyone.

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  19. Gorgeous. And the perfect color of winter dusk. Even if dusk is at 1 p.m. where you are ;-)

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  20. It looks lovely, and that looks like a wonderful yarn. Will we ever get a picture of you modeling something? ;-)

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  21. It seems like a miracle, every time I see a crumpled mass of yarn spread out into a lovely shawl. Yours is beautiful. I especially like the border. Some day I will try one, when I am retired.

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  22. Mary Jo09:46

    Wow beautiful....she's clever that Anne and so are you for knitting it.

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  23. Not only is the shawl lovely, the blocking is meticulous, too!

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  24. Anonymous17:33

    this is a beautiful shawl and a lovely color. where can i find the pattern?

    i wish i had some who would knit such woundeful shawls :)

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