Sunday, 4 August 2013

Shawl Of Hearts


My very first lace project is finished. I cannot describe how happy I am having done this. And the outcome is overwhelming to me. Before blocking it looked ok.

But after blocking - well, it is a mystery what some blocking wires, pins and hours of crawling around the floor can do.

I must admit I had to redo the blocking. It was not that easy being first time and all.

My knitting friends helped me - and I am so thankful to them.

I actually could not have done this without them. Advice, cheering and help all the way.

Knitting after chart was essential. I could never have knitted this if I should read line after line with instructions.

It was a bit terrifying at first - but after a couple of rounds it was perfect. Especially when I knitted something wrong...

The only thing that was difficult was to find out about the size as it is knitted from the top and down.

I had 560st on my needle before binding off. It is huge - but it is going to be fantastic wearing during winter. Just wrapping myself in a lot of hearts and a rainbow.

When you have a rainbow deep down in your heart, your smile will shine bright. You know you are a part of that colorful, magical feeling you´ll find, when you have a rainbow inside.
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The Stitch Story
Yarn: Kauni Effektgarn
Needle: 3mm
Size: 224 x 117cm
My Ravelry Page: I ♥ You
Pattern: Karin Lace Shawl

34 comments:

  1. WOW, dein erstes Lace Projekt?! Es ist wunder-, wunderschön!!! Es macht mir Mut, es auch zu probieren.
    LG von Heike

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    1. Thank you Heike - hope you start. It is so satisfying and fun!!!

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  2. For et nydelig ov vanvittig flott sjal du har strikket. Litt av en jobb, det der.
    Og fargene.....de er jo bare å bli glad av.
    Gi deg selv en klapp på skulderen for bra jobb.
    Av meg skal du få en klem.

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    1. Tusen takk Sylvia!!!! Skal gjøre det!!!!

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  3. Great job!
    Wow...it,s BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  4. Fantastic! I'm currently making myself a hitchhiker in rainbow colored yarn, but it looks positively boring next to this!!

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    1. Thank you so much Emma. I have made one in rainbow color too - and you are going to love yours!!!

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  5. Amazing, you're the rainbow child of knitting :)
    (1980's song, Rainbow Child by Dan Reed Network)

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    1. Oh, thank you so much!!! What could be better than that!!

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  6. Absolutely stunning!!!! You will brighten up those dark winter days with this rainbow project.

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  7. For et fantastisk flott sjal du har strikket, rett og slett vakkert -både farger og mønster! Skjønner ikke hvordan du får til å "holde tråden" i slikt et mønster...imponerende, Lone! :-)

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    1. Tusen takk Britt!!! Et godt mønster å bruke - da går alt!!!!

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  8. It's perfect!! You are the master of shawls!!

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  9. That is truly a masterpiece! When I saw the last photo, it reminded me of wing...beautiful rainbow wings. It really suits you, Lone, and I know you will enjoy it.

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    1. Oh, thank you Debbie - maybe I can fly wearing it??

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  10. Beautiful lace shawl. Did you knit with Kauni effektgarn lace ?
    Margriet

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    1. Thank you so much Margriet!! I used the ordinary effektgarn - not the lace one.

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  11. Veldig stort og veldig fint! Og hva er vel finere enn et hjertesjal i disse herlige fargene!! Men måtte ha vært litt av en jobb å blokke ja :-)

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  12. I don't know what to say? A masterpiece! Gorgeous! Breath taking! Lone, I know you will treasure this piece! Truly beautiful! Truly happy! Love the hearts and the color! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Oh, you said it all Stacy!!! Thank you so much. Big hugs to you too!!

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  13. Vakkert! Og deilig med alle fargene og hjertene, et sjal til å bli glad av og glad i!

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  14. Dette ble jo bare vakkert! Hjertemønsteret var virkelig nydelig, spennende ble det da med alle fargesjatteringene i sjalet.

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  15. Fantastisk job og så flott et resultat :-) Her fikk jeg inspirasjon og stor lyst at strikke et selv, tak!!!

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    1. Hjertelig takk Pia!!!!! Bare hiv deg ut i det - det er så gøy!!!!

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