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I've heard a lot of people say they don't know how they would wear lace shawls, and that keeps them from knitting them. We think lace shawls are infinitely wearable (you don't even have to look like an old lady when you do wear them!), and here is Nina to demonstrate:

The shawls shown, in order, are:
Chinook Shawl - from the Lace Yarn Sampler Kits, shown in the Deep Sea colorway.
Lady's Circular Cape - from Victorian Lace Today, knit in Spring Green Heather Shadow lace yarn
Rona Shawl - from the Rona Shawl pattern knit in Stream Heather Alpaca Cloud lace yarn
Thistle Design Balmoral Shawl - from the Second Book of Modern Lace Knitting, knit in Cypress Gloss Lace yarn
Curved Shawl - from Victorian Lace Today, knit in Autumn Heather Alpaca Cloud lace yarn
Miralda's Triangle Shawl - from Knitted Lace of Estonia, knit in Iris Heather Palette yarn
Myrtle Leaf Shawl - from Victorian Lace Today, knit in a discontinued color of Shadow lace yarn (if you want a substitute color, Papaya Heather would be really nice!)
Square Shawl - from Kelley's private collection, knit in Peppermint Heather Alpaca Cloud lace yarn

Interested in knitting lace shawls like these? Please come join Nina and me in the Lace KAL!

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Comment by Melinda Calhoun on October 4, 2009 at 11:25am
I will definitely require recipients of any shawls I do to view this video so they can do the gift justice in the wearing. Great video!
Comment by The Yarnarian on July 7, 2009 at 8:24am
What a great vid! I shall now wear even my biggie lace shawls and not look like an old lady.
Comment by Meggiewes on July 1, 2009 at 8:53am
I am so tempted to cast on my first lace project now but I am on a deadline for socks. Making my bf a pair for his b-day. I'll have to say that after that is done though, I just might have to cast on a Pi Shawl.
Comment by Roxane on June 30, 2009 at 10:36am
You know, the green Lady's Circular Cape looks MUCH better worn this way than it does in the book. I thought it looked too prissy the way it was photographed for the book, but wearing it asymmetrically really shows up the scalloped bottom.
Comment by spiderstorm on June 30, 2009 at 9:40am
I've been looking at hundreds of lace shawl patterns and something deep inside squees every time I find one. I have not made a lace shawl as of yet because 1) single mom of 2 boys, I'll need both hands thank you. 2) I'm a 29 year old single mom not a grandma. Thanks to you ladies and your demonstrations I'm going to take another look at the lace shawl patterns I have stock piled and peruse etsy for some shawl pins. So Thank you and I love the video!!
Comment by Roxane on June 30, 2009 at 9:37am
Thank you for this! I had been doing the little old lady thing and not being wild about it, even though I am technically a little old lady. Asymmetry rules! This gives me the motivation to pull my Faux Russian Stole in hand-dyed Gloss out of hibernation!
Comment by Amanda S on June 30, 2009 at 8:04am
You girls may just have sold me a Chinook shawl kit right there. It's GORGEOUS on, and just the kind of thing I like to wear. Who knew!?!
Comment by cellogirl on June 30, 2009 at 4:53am
Oh temptation, temptation--how many can I cast on today!! They're all so lovely, can't choose. I'm so excited by my Hemi--my very first lace knitting is coming along so well!! it's really an easy pattern, great for beginners!! Am waiting for my KP order to get here--my new options needles didn't come with 60" and I'm desperate for them!! Had no idea I'd ever need them that long--but I have 5 more increases to go and I'm stuffing those stitches as much as possible!! But, I'm sooooooooo excited--it's opened up the possibility of the whole lace world to me--WOW!!
Comment by Irene Soileau on June 29, 2009 at 7:02pm
Even little old ladies LOL like to wear lace shawls, they feel so elegent, makes you feel young again, and they drape and swirl, great. Irene Palsknitto
Comment by Tiffany DeOs on June 29, 2009 at 5:32pm
Ok so now I want to knit lace. I have definitely always been the person who didn't want to because why would I wear it...but you have changed my mind. Thanks!!

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