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I finished it. If I wasn't making it for my mom I would have never finished it. It was great travel knitting. It went with me to Austria, Germany, Italy, Yellowstone for New Years, and lots and lots of meetings at work.

The pattern is the Shoulder Shawl out of Victorian Lace Today. I used Shimmer Lace Weight Yarn in Sherry .

It has several errors. I had to fix no less than 5 dropped stitches once it was done. Luckily the hand dyed color hides errors and Alison helped me block it which really brought out its beauty.

I'm happy I finished it, but I can't promise you'll ever see me work with lace weight yarn again. I'm the one that likes to double strand WOTA Bulky. Now where did I leave that Twinkle book and my size 17 needles...

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Comment by Panther2000 on August 31, 2012 at 11:47am

That is beautiful.    I am starting on Lace now,  I just received my yarn( also the Shimmer Lace yarn)  the only thing that I have a question on is that what is the best size needle to use on lace weight.  With other yarns that I have bought elsewhere, on the tag it stated the size needles worked best with the yarn.     Any suggestions on the needles I should use?  I haven't picked a pattern yet but, I will be making a scarf 1st.  Something Simple to start off with.

Comment by MarciH on January 18, 2010 at 4:50pm
I used size 7 needles, and yes, it is the Syrian pattern. Thanks for all the compliments. I gave it to my Mom last weekend and she seems to have really liked it. She showed it to everyone. I really hope she actually wears it!
Comment by Martha Luckenbach on January 18, 2010 at 4:39pm
Dear Marci: I got a laugh out of the title of this comment and had to look for the details, cause I've just bought all the stuff to start lace knitting. My last regular knitting project took 3 weeks and cost 185.00 dollars, so I had to find a way to slow down the process! The shawl IS beautiful and I am sure you are proud of it. What size needles did you use
Comment by Martha Bergner on January 14, 2010 at 3:22pm
Good for you for trying something that's a challenge! I love to knit lace, but we all have our favorites. Your shawl is beautiful - enjoy your work!
Comment by Patty Davis on January 12, 2010 at 3:40pm
This is beautiful. I have done this same pattern! It was my first lace project. I was surprised how long it took to do the border. Congradulation! a job well done!
Comment by Lisa C. on January 12, 2010 at 6:00am
Your shawl is beautiful. Your mom must have loved it.
Comment by angelkarhu on January 12, 2010 at 2:14am
Great job. Is that the Syrian pattern? I have that one in progress and is in time out for the moment.
Comment by Kelley Petkun on January 11, 2010 at 12:04pm
Good grief!! You are turning knitting into a hard-core sport! What a surprise!
Comment by Knit4Many on January 9, 2010 at 3:51pm
Good job! I just got two skein of Shimmer for Christmas and it just so happened to be the same dye lot # of a skein I had in my stash. Very yummy color. I'm sure your mom is going to love it. So you like to knit with baseball bats too? That's what my DH called my DD's size 19 needles I was knitting a scarf with.
Comment by PickleSue on January 9, 2010 at 2:23pm
Oh, it is sooo pretty! Love the Shimmer. I'm doing my first shawl in laceweight wool right now and I'm in paradise heaven!! I love it so much! I'm sorry you weren't able to enjoy it. :( At least you know now, though, right? Good job on the knitting and sticking with it.

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