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Pilar’s Wedding Shawl

My dear friend Brian (son of my dear friend Lois) married his soulmate, Pilar, on Sunday. Dale and I were honored to be included in the small circle of friends to celebrate with them. I was especially honored to knit the bride a shawl to wear for the wedding.

I sent Pilar several pattern links to choose from but we both quickly agreed that Romi’s Fiori di Sole shawl was the perfect choice. Kim helped me choose Zephyr Laceweight Wool Silk for the yarn and I set off to knit. I knew my deadline was tight and I was a little nervous but I finished right on time, taking exactly one month from start to finish. Whew!

I took a few photos in the back yard before I gave the shawl to Pilar, not being sure how much of a chance I would get to photograph it at the wedding.

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The full back view.

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And the beautiful scalloped edging.

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Finally, a folded shot.

Luckily for me, I also managed to get some beautiful shots of Pilar wearing the shawl at the wedding. The color of the shawl really highlighted the beading on her gown.

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She had it beautifully draped over her shoulders.

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And it looked elegant when it slipped down over her arms.

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It was lovely against the ruffles of her gown.

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And it was so photogenic I couldn’t stop myself from taking several more photos.

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Pilar was so gracious about the shawl and gushed about it’s beauty and how I had created a family heirloom for her and how much she loved it and me.

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Brian is a like a little brother to me and I’m so happy for them and the new family they have created – I couldn’t have been happier to have my hand knit shawl be a part of their special day.

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  1. It’s incredible – stunning, and oh so perfect for her and her gown. And what a lovely couple. You absolutely captured the look of love in their eyes and connection to each other.

  2. Carole, that is really, really beautiful. Lately I’ve been looking at knitted work with rather a critical eye. But this item really captured for me what knitting does best.

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