Maltese Shawl Complete

23 Jun

Friday night I blocked the Maltese Shawl, and today GP acted as stylist and photographer for a few pictures.

The lace is so open and airy, I really love how it looks.

Despite how much of it there is, it is warm but not too warm. It definitely makes a very wonderful spring and summer wrap.

Pattern Details:
Pattern: Maltese Shawl from Victorian Lace Today
Yarn: Crystal Palace Kid Merino, Fern colorway. Just over 5 balls were used
Needles: size 7 Crystal Palace Bamboo circs
Start Date: Sometime in February 2007, worked on sporadically until the last few months
Finish Date: June 20, 2007

So just how large is this monstrosity? Keep in mind that I am 5″8′ tall. I can wrap it around me 3 full times! The pattern states that it should be around 93 inches long, but I’m pretty sure it came out even longer than that after a wash. I didn’t stretch it lengthwise at all and only fairly aggressively blocked it width-wise. All in all, I’m extremely happy with the turn out. Still, if I were to do it again, I would drop a few repeats. It really is unnecessarily large!


3 Responses to “Maltese Shawl Complete”

  1. Elke June 25, 2007 at 8:19 am #

    It’s beautiful! I’m so glad you finished it in time to wear it in Italy. How long did it take you to pin it out?

  2. Eva July 5, 2007 at 12:09 pm #

    Very beautiful….Wish I had the paitence for something liek that….Love your work…

  3. Knitman July 8, 2007 at 9:32 am #

    Elegant, beautiful shawl. well done.


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