At last count, the Ishbel shawl by Ysolda Teague boasted 12,819 projects on Ravelry. As Ravelry patterns go, it’s a lacy little juggernaut.
Now there’s an amusing mental image. Sadly, when you Google “Juggernaut” and “Lace” you don’t get in image of this guy draped in Shetland lace.
But you do get this image of a Marie Antoinette-like figure in court robes. Not quite so threatening, but those side panniers could probably take out a whole crowd of nobles if she turned around suddenly.
On Sunday, I cast on Ms. Teague’s oh-so-popular shawl. And yesterday I finished it. Eight days for a lace shawl. That’s some kind of record for me. I chose a hank of my precious hand-spun lace weight yarn for this project.
I blocked the shawl yesterday afternoon and it dried in just a few hours. I always forget how quickly fine yarns can dry. Tips of the lace were blocked pretty severely to get the proper leafy effect.
Your handspun and shawl are beautiful!
Thanks so much.
Gorgeous! Beautiful hand spun too, I love the colour transitions!
Thanks. I was pretty happy with them too. At first I wasn’t sure how well I liked the striping in the main body, but I really liked it in the lace.
Wow! Absolutely stunning. Kudos to you.
Thanks!. Isn’t there a granola bar called Kudos? I seem to remember something…
Wow, it is so beautiful!!!! How did you get that kind of yardage out of your handspun? That’s amazing. Also I adore polwarth/silk blends.
And to be honest, some of it strayed into light fingering. But then, some of it also strayed into cobweb.
I’m still a relatively new spinner, and I’m working on getting the yardage I want out of my handspun. I hear that it gets less dense as your skills improve, and I’m hoping that’s true! I also just got a spinning wheel for Christmas, and I can already tell that it’s helping me get better consistency and yardage 🙂 I just love the way shawls look in handspun yarn, and even though I’ve never knit a proper lace shawl, I have this idea that someday I’ll have piles of handspun lacy wraps and I will magically be transformed into someone who knows how to accessorize 😛
Yeah, knowing how to accessorize is something I’m still figuring out too.
Caity, it”s GORGEOUS !! Now I want to spin for one too 🙂
Oh my gosh. I’m speechless! The yarn and the shawl are both breathtaking!!! And I can’t believe you knit that in 8 days. Wow!!
Yeah, it just flew. The center part all in stockinette helps a lot.
It’s absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations!
Your handspun works so well with the pattern. They compliment each other!
Your shawl is stunning! The colours are so beautiful. I want one, though I never really wear shawls!
Sunday to Wednesday = 4 (four!) days. Are you SERIOUS?!
I started it Sunday before last.
Oh. My. Goodness. That is stunningly beautiful! And the subtle colours in the yarn work so well with the subtle lace. I hope you smile every time you wear it. (You ARE going to wear it, yes??)
It might be a gift. I haven’t decided.
Beautiful! Your spinning and knitting show up this pattern splendidly. A two-ply lace yarn? You go girl!
This is fabulous! What a gorgeous way to show off your handspun.
Absolutely gorgeous! Methinks you’ve got a bit of juggernaut blood running through your veins too! 🙂 ❤
Stunning. I swear I was that productive a knitter once upon a time! Now even snowed in I’m not getting as much done as you! I love the subtle color changes in your yarn – very cool.
Sometimes it seems like the knitting happens I dependent of me. Is suspect little elves, but I’m pretty sure I was present for all of it.
this is just gorgeous!
Amazing I love variations in color. The result is just so gorgeous
Thanks. I had fun with it.