Sunday, December 7, 2008

It's A Wrap!

Isn't it thrilling when things actually work out the way you planned? Perhaps it's the rarity factor.

Anyway, the Colorblock Shawl cooperated in keeping a solid 25" back length after being released from its blocking pins, so I picked up 3 stitches at each end and made two 12" i-cord ties. As usual, there was just enough yarn. I had a 2-gram squib held in reserve in case the bindoff gave me grief. But it didn't. And I unraveled a 3-gram swatch that had been knit by the original owner of the yarn.


Wrapped and tied in back, the shawl is about waist length in front. Very toasty and warm.


Here's a side view. You can see how it slopes to a longer length in back. That's because the wrapping shortens the front.


And a back view. If you look closely you might see a wee i-cord tail peeking out front under the point.

8 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

I love it! You are a master in my book!

Marsel and family said...

It's beautiful!

bspinner said...

Beautiful shawl!!!!!!

Luni said...

Most gorgeous! It looks so warm, and the colors complement each other beautifully. I am envious.

Sharon said...

It is fantastic, partly I think due to picking the right yarn. I love the drape. Great job!

Leigh said...

This came out so great. I just love the shawls that tie like that. I'd use shawls if mine did that. Which must mean I need to knit one too.

Marjorie said...

That is just beautiful.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Your shawl is lovely. You have done a wonderful job.