I thought I had this post all set to go yesterday . . . and…
I know that the best way to show off a finished hand knit is with a photo shoot in a gorgeous location complete with a gorgeous model. However, sometimes done is better than perfect and that’s why I’m showing you un-modeled photos of my Exuberance Shawl, taken on the fence outside my office at the library.
Even without the fancy setting and talented model, it’s a beautiful shawl. It’s big, too! I had to use my wide angle lens to get the whole wingspan of it into one shot.
Then I switched to my favorite prime lens, the 50mm, to get the detail shots. The shape is a half pi so the construction is different than the typical triangular shawl with increases on each edge and down the middle.
Each small lace section is set off with a stockinette section and boy was I grateful when I got to that stockinette portion each time. Patterning on both sides of a lace chart is definitely not my favorite thing to knit.
The final large lace section was more straightforward and I love the way it looks.
I also love the chain loops along the edging.
The yarn is Schaefer Yarn Company Andrea and it’s 100% silk. And also discontinued. Sorry about that. Slippery and slick, I dropped more stitches than I want to admit. But I managed to get back on track without too much trouble each time and it’s done and it’s blocked and now I can wear it.
And that’s the real pay off, after all.