Charlotte’s Web

So I’m going to completely ignore my unintentional blog break, and get right down to business.

I finished my Charlotte’s Web Shawl. It was a long time coming, having started it about a year ago in, um, April? Maybe? Anyways, the spring of ought 6. Then, a year later, I caught a finishing bug and whipped through the last 70 or so rows (the pattern calls for something like 154 pattern rows, but I made mine bigger, and went to about 200) then put it aside, again, because I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make it really giormous or not. In the end I cast it off just to get it off the damn needles. If I recall, I started knitting it because I really wanted to block lace, that, and I wanted to knit something nice (and affordable!) in Koigu that wasn’t socks. Mission: Accomplished.

I used 3 different colors of KPPPM, and instead of knitting it alternating skeins every so often, I just knit until I finished each skein completely. I dipped into leftovers for the fringe. Knit on size 4mm (US6) needles, it went fast enough, but if I was to knit it again, (I’m planning to) I’d use at least 5mm (US8). It’s lace, you want it to be holely!

Here’s more photos-

So that’s the quick and dirty on that.
Next up- Rhinebeck!!! Who’s going?! I AM!!!! and I can’t wait. Also- making it’s debut, will be my Whiskey sweater. I’ve worn it twice now, and I love love love it. The will be photos before hand, so you can all find me and say hullo.

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19 Responses to Charlotte’s Web

  1. Suzanne says:

    Oh! It’s so gorgeous. congrats on finishing it. i must admit…I have a shawl (or two) that have lingered on the needles for about a year. 🙂

  2. kate says:

    I’m going! And I remember you working on that sweater last Rhinebeck, so I look forward to seeing you in it!

  3. Petra says:

    So, so, so PRETTY! I got some yarn to do Charlotte in MD 2 years ago… I met you there too! I still haven’t done Charlotte, but I will see you again in RHINEBECK!!! (Can you tell it’s my first time?)

  4. Jennie says:

    It’s gorgeous! Great work. 🙂

  5. Erin says:

    Love the shawl…the colors are fantastic. I’ll be at Rhinebeck but only on Sunday…maybe I’ll see you there!

  6. Laurie says:

    Beautiful! It must feel really good to have it done.

    I’ll see you in Whiskey at Rhinebeck!

  7. Michelle says:

    It’s so pretty! I like how the non-alternating works. I made one Charlotte years ago and gave it to my mom…now I think I need one for myself.

    I’m so excited to see the whole Whiskey sweater at Rhinebeck!

  8. Tara says:

    That is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see your Whiskey photos; it’s an awesome-looking sweater.

  9. Mama-E says:

    Woot! Rhinebeck!!!! Sweet knitting… can’t wait to see the sweater!

  10. Carole says:

    It’s gorgeous! See you at Rhinebeck.

  11. Amy says:

    What a beautiful Charlotte! And I’ll be looking for you and your Whiskey sweater at Rhinebeck. I’m so excited!!!

  12. mel says:

    Wow, that is incredibly gorgeous shawl – I love the colors and what you decided to do with them 🙂

  13. crzjane says:

    Your Charlotte is beautiful! See you at Rhinebeck!

  14. Jeanie says:

    I think your shawl is beautiful. I also love your Vesper sock yarn. Are you doing some new colors? I haven’t seen a few of the colors, and I think they are awesome:) I hope to score some on the next update!

  15. Shorty says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I can’t wait to finish mine.

  16. Adrienne says:

    Absolutely beautiful Charlotte! Love the colours!

  17. Cheryl says:

    The Whiskey sweater that was just a swatch at last Rhinebeck?? I can’t wait to see it!! And you, of course.

  18. Chris says:

    Absolutely stunning!

  19. Breathtaking! I love the colors that you used.
    Mom and I are going to be going again this year. I can’t WAIT!