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Glen Haven Shawl
December 12, 2011
December 21, 2011
Project info
Glen Haven Shawl
Knitting Room
One Size
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
Debbie Bliss Rialto Chunky
7.25 skeins = 478.9 yards (437.9 meters), 362 grams
Romni Wools Ltd. in Toronto, Ontario
November 2011

This pattern is not available online or through Ravelry. I contacted the LYS and ordered it over the phone. A paper copy was sent to me.

It calls for a US size 10.5 but I thought it was a size 10 - the needle size I already own. Will be making it using that needle size… (Hopefully it will be veritably the same size.)

Dec. 19: I’ve opted to block the body of this shawl before picking up and knitting the rib (closure) sections. I bought blocking wires to do this - we’ll see how it goes…

At this point I’m very glad I knit this in a 10 needle rather that the 10.5 because Debbie Bliss yarn - for all of its fabulousness - stretches beyond belief. As it is, I’ve had to block it smaller by 5 inches in length. I can only imagine what would have happened if I’d used the 10.5s.

Dec 20: The blocking went very well. I love the drape of this fabric - which really bounced back from the stretching but which isn’t as curly as it originally was. I’ve finished picking up and knitting one edge (the long tie) and I really like it.

The shaping of the sweater really means that it stays on one’s shoulders but it’s not overwhelmingly large.

Dec. 21: It’s finished and I’m not quite sure what I think. My first impression is that the drape is great, it’s warm, elegant and practical. I’m not sure that the fit is optimal on a person with large breasts, but I’m not prepared to go there till I’ve worn it a few ways. If you have large breasts, I recommend making the feed through tie (the 11” one) a bit longer to provide more give over the chest.

Dec. 23: I’ve worn it for a couple of days and I love it. It’s particularly chic on top of my fall coat. The slight asymmetry is quite nice, actually, nicer on a body than a dress form.


This is probably my most worn knit garment. I wear it atop a light coat and it’s awesome. I should make another…

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December 12, 2011
December 21, 2011
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Debbie Bliss
100% Merino
66 yards / 50 grams

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  1. Wears well
  2. Good stitch definition
  • Originally queued: November 27, 2011
  • Project created: December 12, 2011
  • Finished: December 21, 2011
  • Updated: January 20, 2018
  • Progress updates: 7 updates