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2013 Oak Leaf Shawl
March 22 2013
April 19 2013
Project info
2013 Oak Leaf Shawl
Oak Leaf Shawl by maybebaby designs
Work colleague
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Shepherd Baby Wool Merino 3 ply
1726 yards in stash
8.5 skeins = 2090.6 yards (1911.7 meters), 425 grams
Lincraft in Australian Capital Territory
March 7, 2013

I am knitting this project as a christening shawl for a baby in England (for a work colleague’s nephew).

22 Mar 2013: Started project using 3ply and 3.25mm dpn rather than the 4ply / 5mm needles suggested in the design. Switched to my Hiya Hiya interchangeable 3.5mm circular needles at about Row 40.

25 Mar 2013: Have done over 100 rows. Found that Row 104 should read 60 sts in each repeat. This is reflected in the errata on the designer’s webpage.

29 Mar 2013: Have done 136 rows and used 3 balls of yarn so far. Up to the leaves just before the border. Found that Row 118 should read K4, * K2tog, k13, rep from * to last 9 sts, K9. This pattern is a joy to do as you watch the pattern change and develop.

31 Mar 2013: Have done 153 rows and used 4 balls of yarn so far. I have finished the leaves before the border. Only another 23 rows to the border pattern.

01 Apr 2013: Have done 164 rows and used 5 balls of yarn so far.

02 Apr 2013: Finished the 6th ball of wool at Row 172. Started the edging and it is going to be slow going as I only did approximately 24 edging rows last night.

15 Apr 2013: Have done over 1,000 edging rows (almost 1/2 way round) and finished another ball.

17 Apr 2013: Have now done over 1,700 edging rows with another ball of yarn finished. Only about 2-300 edging rows to go.

18-19 Apr 2013: Finished knitting. Completed approximately 1,800 edging rows. Tidied up yarn ends. Now just to photograph pre-blocking, wash and block and photograph finished product over the weekend. Measures approximately 1.5m (5ft) across unblocked.

02 May 2013: Washed and blocked. Measures approximately 2m (6 1/2 ft) across blocked.

28 Mar 2015: Update. When I did this shawl I left the hole in the middle of the shawl open. However, when I did it a second time, I found that if I threaded the beginning tail through the stitches and pulled tight it created a better centre. (to me, anyway)

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by Shepherd
Light Fingering
100% Merino
246 yards / 50 grams

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  • Originally queued: March 25, 2013
  • Project created: March 25, 2013
  • Finished: April 18, 2013
  • Updated: January 2, 2016
  • Progress updates: 5 updates