Monday, February 23, 2009

Crescent Moon/Japanese Feather and Fan Shawl

I'm doing a bit happy dance. I. Have. Finished. it. Thank God! Over 1000m of it - AND some idiot felt the need to put beads on the edge rows.

I put extra repeats in, ending with 404 stitches - but who's counting?? And then one of my Canadian friends, Marlene, told me how to put beads on with a crochet hook. soooooooo on the knit row I had 67 beads (on 11 rows) and on the purl (5) rows, 131 beads .. the very next time I feel the need to put beads on someone please redirect me to this post.

I've washed and blocked it.

I'm very happy with it, a day after the horror that was putting beads on has passed. Blocked well. This photo shows the bead detail. The photo showing them shinny didn't turn out well, unfortunately, but I put it on the end.


bobbins said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I can hardly believe the amount of work that goes into a luscious piece of lace like this.

ozlorna said...

Thank you, it's my second shawl, I'm so pleased with it. A good knit for the hot weather, it was quite small and unremarkable before I blocked it.

beadexplorer said...

I love this shawl, found it on ravelry. And I know how much more time-consuming it is to add beads! Great work! And wow, only your second shawl!!! Congrats!

knitabulous said...

It's true, knitting with beads is like childbirth, you forget the pain once you have the finished object.

I love this shawl Lorna, it's beautiful.

ozlorna said...

Thank you everyone! Not only did it turn out better than I expected, but it's nice and big.

ariatari said...

This is beautiful! And it's about the size I want mine to be. I'm trying to figure out, though - which chart did you use for your extra repeats? I think I should be using either chart 2 or 3 - or alternating between them - but I don't really know. Thanks in advance for any advice you have!

ariatari (from ravelry)