August 1, 2013
March 25, 2014


Project info
Blue Thistle Shawl by Susanna IC
blocked to 22 inches at tallest point
Needles & yarn
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
Hand Maiden Fine Yarn Maiden Hair
1 skein = 328.0 yards (299.9 meters), 100 grams
Baadeck Yarns in Baddeck, Nova Scotia

oh I am in love with this shawl!

Despite the fact that it is truely a tardis.

My mom bought this yarn and asked for the biggest shawl possible with enough width for her to pin it over her shoulders. I tried to design my own pattern three times but nothing cooperated. I generally hate variegated yarn.

Finally I went for it with this pattern. After running ou of yarn, I ripped back to chart row 34 and skipped 35, 36, 39, and 40. Then I used Turkish lace instead of stockingette to stretch the yarn. I winged the short rows to use up the yarn and give the shawl as much depth as I could. I love a picot BO.

I love how the lace portions meet up with each other.

I also think the lace looks more like feathers than thistles which is great because feathers represent my mom’s dad now that he’s gone. :)

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by Hand Maiden Fine Yarn
67% Silk, 23% Mohair, 10% Nylon
328 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: August 27, 2013
  • Finished: March 25, 2014
  • Updated: July 13, 2014
  • Progress updates: 2 updates