Saturday, February 27, 2010

That's a Wrap!

I began knitting my entrelac shawl in shades of water and stone back in September.  I've blogged about it several times, here and here.

As the last of the 12 skeins of Noro Silk Garden began weaving its way into the shawl, I worried whether it would be long enough.  I had never (successfully) blocked anything before, so I wasn't sure just how the shawl would grow.

I read that a warm bath relaxes the fibers in the yarn so that they can be gently stretched and shaped into what looks like an entirely new creation (hmmm, sounds just like what a nice warm bath can do for people, too!).  In the case of entrelac, the ridges between the squares can be relaxed into a smooth fabric, and the shawl did grow to just the right length.  It was time for a debut!

The shawl is much more comfortable in front of a camera than the model is.

The Knit Studio, Jackson's LYS, had the perfect shawl pin to hold the shawl in place.

And that's a wrap!

1 comment:

Julie Nolte Owen said...

stunning! I can't wait to see it in person!