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March 3 2013
April 5 2014
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Shaelyn by Leila Raven
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Hand Maiden Fine Yarn Casbah
210 yards in stash
1.41 skeins = 500.6 yards (457.7 meters), 162 grams
Baadeck Yarns

I am thrilled with how this turned out! It’s giant, but airy and light, and shows off the shifting colours in the yarn really beautifully.

I started this shawl right before going on a beach vacation last year. I knit a couple of quick repeats before going and then, on the plane, we hit turbulence and I lost my place in the chart, which resulted in having the wrong stitch counts for the lace repeat and me deciding to put it down in favour of socks. I never intended to let it languish for so long.

Anyway, I wanted a big shawl, so I knit seven full repeats of the chart before doing the edging. I had two skeins of the yarn in my stash, so I wasn’t worried, but if I’d knit the shawl as written, I would have been fine with just one (that means the last two repeats used almost half a skein of yarn. Those rows are long!) And, yeah, my shawl is big.

I used Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off for the edge (as I did with Flukra) and it blocked out beautifully. This yarn holds its shape really well, and didn’t contract at all when I pulled the blocking wires out.

Finished measurements (unstretched, after blocking): 66 inches across the top, 36 inches deep.

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by Hand Maiden Fine Yarn
80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere goat
355 yards / 115 grams

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  • Project created: March 3, 2013
  • Finished: April 5, 2014
  • Updated: April 7, 2014