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Yahoo! Finally finished with my modified version of the Lady's Circular Cape from Victorian Lace Today, knit in Shadow lace yarn in the Spring Green Heather color. It was a little boring to knit, which is why it took me so long - I was always finding more interesting things to knit, but now that it's done I love it! Shadow is really warm, with a nice weight and drape without being too heavy. I really like the shape too (the photo makes it look like a semi-circle, but it's really more like 2/3 of a circle) - the ends are just long enough to wrap around me and to stay on my shoulders without constant adjustment. To get this shape, I knit 9 of the 12 repeats that the pattern called for. I also made the shawl a bit deeper (higher - more rows) than the pattern called for because I like to scrunch lace up when I wear it.

I just got a cute white and brown print sundress that has the tiniest bit of green in the print too. Since Shadow is a heathered yarn, and the Spring Green is subtly multi-hued, this shawl looks really good with the little bit of green in the dress print. Add a pair of green strappy sandals and I'm ready for summer parties!

P.S. Click here to see a full 12 repeat version of the shawl, also in Shadow lace yarn.

PPS. Okay, here's a sundress photo. It's not even sunny outside, but this shawl is so warm that I'm quite comfortable even in a sleeveless dress.

I love how the Spring Green Heather looks so good with the little bit of green in the dress print.

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Comment by Antonia Cangemi on September 4, 2009 at 8:19am
Tina, Beautiful!! I've had that shawl marked in my book for at least a year but did not want to make it a full circle and was not sure how to decrease the number. Would you share how many stitches did you cast on to get only 9 repeats and how you lengthened it? Antonia
Comment by Tina on June 10, 2009 at 7:36am
Ok - I added sundress photos for those who requested. I love how the Spring Green Heather looks so good with the little bit of green in the dress print.
Comment by Sukie on June 10, 2009 at 7:28am
How beautiful! Hard to believe it was easy to knit.
Comment by Connie on June 8, 2009 at 10:04am
That is really nice!!!!
Comment by nomofomo on June 8, 2009 at 9:28am
This is just beautiful. What a wonderful job you did.
Comment by scrapquilter on June 8, 2009 at 7:43am
Absolutely exquisite!!! I have that book, oh my goodness, each one is more beautiful than the other! I have not yet tried one, but wow!!! You did a wonderful job!
Comment by Tina on June 8, 2009 at 7:35am
That's a great idea! I haven't tried beaded knitting yet, but I'd like to.
Comment by Angela on June 8, 2009 at 6:10am
Beautiful! I did the same shawl this spring, with the same yarn (different colour, but I love the colour you chose). It was pretty easy, but I added beads to the bottom half so that kept me paying attention.
Comment by annlittle1 on June 7, 2009 at 8:37pm
Its gorgeous! Makes me want to try lace knitting again. I've tried it a couple of times but I get totally confused when I'm using the lace weight yarns. Sigh! I've really got to give it another try. It is just so pretty!
Comment by cookiebite9 on June 7, 2009 at 8:20pm
i love,love,love it ,great job

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