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Swallowtail Shawl

Remember the swallowtail shawl and the nupping? It’s been finished for about 2 weeks and I still haven’t showed it to you. I finally gave up trying to arrange a photo shoot with my number one photographer and decided to be photographer myself with Hannah as the model. I’m going to let the pictures speak for themselves on this one. You can make them bigger by clicking.

We had so much fun doing this. The pictures all come out really great – I had a hard time selecting these to show you. And, are you ready for the real shocker? Hannah actually told me that she likes the shawl. Not that I’m giving it to her. This one is mine, all mine.

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  1. Beauties, both of them. I have to say too, that shawl is made for her! Perfect size and color. What yarn and colorway did you use?

  2. I really like the color and drape! I’m going to show the photos to my dd who, after I beg and nag, will pose in a sullen teen hunch for a few seconds for one photo. Yours is a gem!

  3. There is still time to make her one for Christmas… just sayin’ She and your shawl both look lovely, and I like this so much better in your color choice (Susan got me sucked into the issues with the border, and I have been busy knitting her shawls since). Nice work!

  4. Gorgeous shawl Carole! Also, Dale looks pretty dishy in that pheasant sweater down there vv
    Sure you won’t reconsider? 🙂

  5. The shaw is beautiful, and it does look like you two were having some fun. I love the one of her cracking up, that one is the best of the bunch!

  6. Both the shawl and Hannah are beautiful!
    I love the fact that you included so many photos, they really do tell the story of the fun you had with the photo shoot, and capture her natural beauty!
    Are you planning on wearing it to Rhinebeck?

  7. Carole that is a GORGEOUS shawl! I love the colour – it is magnificent. Your model is awfully beautiful too; you may have to give her that shawl – she is working it!!!!

  8. Hee hee — she looks like she’s just been waiting her whole life for you to ask her to model that shawl. Both the shawl and its model are beautiful!

  9. I’m way behind on my blog reading, so I’m just now getting this photo series. The shawl is wonderful, and so is your beautiful model! Good luck keeping it out of her closet.

  10. Your swallowtail shawl is beautiful! I found your blog when I failed at my attempt to make the swallowtail…but it won’t conquer me!
    In reading (a little of) your blog we sure have a lot in common! Knitter, librarian, reenactor, etc. It’ll take me a while to catch up since I just happened upon your blog…great pics!
    So nice to meeet you….

  11. Lovely! Lovely! I am making one in red, and I want to add one more stitch to each edge and am wondering whether to have an extra stitch in the middle. Will 437 yards of the Misti Alpaca do it? How much yarn did you use? Thanks!

  12. I like yours shawl.
    Would you send me pattern, please.
    I live in Estonia and my aunt
    knit shawls like this.

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