Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hálfskák

This is the Hálfskák from the book that translated into English is called Three Cornered and Long Shawls (ISBN 9979-70-032-7 - I bought my copy from the Schoolhouse Press). It is one of my all time favorite shawl books. The yarn is Alpaca with a twist and needle size was 3,5 mm. I made the wrap a bit bigger than in the book. I tried to get a good picture of it but for some reason most of the pictures ended up looking blurred. Being December and only few days left for all the stuff that still needs to be done, I did not have time to take the pictures again and from these detail shots it is difficult to put together a whole shawl.
I upploaded here a picture of this shawl when I did it the first time. I used handspun Shetland then and used several colours just the way it is in the book and the look is totally different. This really is a lovely shawl and I would not be surprised if I would knit it for the third time.
Now I will go and have a cup of hot tea and gather my thoughts before going to bed because tomorrow is another full day.

10 comments:

  1. Your shawl is wonderful. The two versions do totally look different. This is something I have worked before, and is a project I will knit again in the near future.

    Yours both look perfect.

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  2. I have knit for a long time but nothing very complicated. I admire your beautiful shawls and I think I will put one as a project to begin over the Christmas holiday. Thank you for sharing your amazing projects.

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  3. Ah Lene, it's beautiful. As usual, you are an inspiration. My January will be full of lace...

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  4. Kyllä molemmat huivit ovat todella upeat! Ja näyttävät aivan erilaisilta, toinen niin rauhallinen, toinen täynnä elämää ja vilskettä.

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  5. Lene your shawl is beautiful, i think i must try some lace in the New Year. Jane x

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  6. beautiful! both of them are just lovely. I feel proud that so many people all over the world are now knitting these traditional patterns from my country, these are the ones I have grown up looking at, something that every grown woman owns at least one of.
    best wishes from Iceland
    Frida

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  7. It is a beautiful shawl and looks so lovely in that picture.

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  8. Luisa12:56

    it's beautiful indeed. I like the picture in the snow!

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  9. So delicate and beautiful.

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  10. Anonymous19:36

    Hi lene,
    the shawl is very nice and now I really canßt wait for christmas, becaus the book and Alpaka are on my wishlist...., have a great time, karin
    Quiltkarin.twoday.net

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