It’s been a while since I blocked a shawl, a few years I’d say….
This curving shawlette had me fooled for a while as I was knitting it
I didn’t realise that the long curving beaded edge was actually the neck edge
It wasn’t meant to be this big, but once I started I couldn’t stop, I love adding beads with a tiny crochet hook, the pattern is rhythmical and easy to remember once you get going
I love the twinkling beads
I have used them on the long curved edge and on the cast off edge
Where the beads are placed is unusual, but I love not to conform, it is hard to work out where you are in the pattern, which side goes where?
The photos of it blocking show the shawl soaking wet, I let it rest in the Eucalan bath for about half an hour before squeezing it and pinning it out
The yarn is some handspun of mine, Polwarth and Kid Mohair, in my Red Delicious colourway
The kid mohair is giving the surface a wonderful soft halo
I love how the stitches have opened in the blocking, I really think I am going to love wearing this
Oh, I made the larger size, but then I wanted to keep on knitting with this delicious lace yarn, I didn’t want to waste any, so my Dangling Conversation is rather off centre which adds to the unique quality of it!
The pattern can be found here, I’ll make this one again, that’s for sure
I’m in the middle of a bout of cluster migraines…feel druggy and yukky but I know I will be feeling more like myself in a few days time. I hate it when these headaches strike, so frustrating when I have so much I want to be doing!