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Shetland Tea Shawl
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2004
2006
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Shetland Tea Shawl
Shetland Tea Shawl by Dale Long
Knitting
Mother-in-law
Needles & yarn
Schoolhouse Press Icelandic Laceweight
Notes

I made this a few years ago to send to my mother-in-law in another country. We don’t speak the same language, so I wanted to show her respect and love. She works with her hands and makes lovely things, too, so I hoped she would like it. She said she did! My husband said she took it out and showed people who visited while he was there. It took me more than a year, and it got bigger and bigger, and I had to order extra yarn twice, LOL.

When I was blocking it, I found a split in the yarn, and freaked out. In a panic, I called Schoolhouse Press and actually got Meg Swansen on the phone!!! I think she thought I was calling to complain about the yarn, but I really just wanted help fixing the problem! She was very kind and advised me to either tie a knot or try a spit splice. I had used spit splices to connect the yarn throughout, but chose a knot to fix the break, since it was in the middle of an open section and I didn’t want to have to pull enough through to do a spit splice.

It was a great joy to do this!

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by Schoolhouse Press
Light Fingering
100% Icelandic
250 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: August 18, 2013
  • Updated: August 18, 2013