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Project info
VLAD
Vlad by House of Merrickball
Knitting
me
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace
none left in stash
1 skein = 437.0 yards (399.6 meters), 50 grams
Black
Jimmy Beans Wool in Reno, Nevada
October 13, 2010
Notes

11shawls2011 #4

04.24.11 I saw this pattern and just had to CO ASAP ;-)) It looks unique and the border is so lovely :-)) I need a black shawl for an event to go with a certain dress and my dad’s name is Vlad ;-))…..I must knit this shawl :-)
For the first two repeats I was thinking that this is not going to work out. I could not see any pattern on the black yarn. However, by the end of 3rd repeat it became very clear and quite easy to knit and to follow.
I have done 7 repeats so far. The pattern calls for 7. I hope I have enough yarn to make 8 :-))

04.26.11 Knitted 8th repeat and some of the transition chart and it became obvious that I do not have enough yarn to do 8 repeats. I had to unravel back one repeat ( not very enjoyable process ;-((). Now, with 7 repeats I am knitting transition chart again :-)).

04.27.11 The shawl is finished and is being blocked now. I love, love, love how it turned out.
To my surprise, the shawl took almost entire skein. There maybe enough yarn left to do 1 row. If I had more yarn I would knit last row few more times to get the edges more pointy, but it was not meant to be ;-)

Blogged here

07.26.11 Just added some pictures of the shawl with a dress, that I knitted the shawl for to wear to the wedding I was attending last weekend :-)) It came quite useful, since it was a little cold and it was an outdoor wedding :-))

12.02.11 I am doing “Wear a Shawl Challenge” on my Blog. Vlad was the last shawl to wear in the challenge :-))

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April 22 2011
April 27 2011
 
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by Cascade Yarns
Lace
100% Alpaca
437 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: April 22, 2011
  • Project created: April 23, 2011
  • Finished: April 30, 2011
  • Updated: December 2, 2011
  • Progress updates: 11 updates