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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 Alicia on June 2, 2009 at 4:57am
Beautiful. I just got that book. I'm looking forward to knitting a piece out of it. I agree with Meshanna, we need to see a picture of you wearing it with your sundress!
Comment by Irene Soileau on June 1, 2009 at 6:07pm
Beautiful. will look wonderful on you on anything you wear. Irene
Comment by NoKnitSherlock on June 1, 2009 at 5:43pm
Beautiful work Tina! What a gorgeous shawl you've created and I'm sure it looks stunning on you. Congrats on knocking out one of your ufo's and creating a wonderful heirloom piece - Well done!
Comment by Jeanne Valverde on June 1, 2009 at 5:31pm
Wow! That's beautiful
Comment by Nancy on June 1, 2009 at 5:08pm
Comment by Meshanna on June 1, 2009 at 4:15pm
It looks great Tina!! I ordered the Victorian Lace Today book because I want to do this cape shawl in Shimmer Spice. I'd love to see a picture of you wearing it with your cute sundress!!
Comment by Tina on June 1, 2009 at 3:21pm
Nope - so easy it was pretty boring to knit. The border was the most interesting part.
Comment by Bren on June 1, 2009 at 3:14pm
That's going to look very nice with your sundress! Love the look of the shawl! Was it hard to knit?

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