Forest Canopy Shawl

And finally, here are the photos of the blocked shawl. This week got away from me. We’ve had a variety of visiting friends and relatives staying with us over the past 2 and a half weeks, and I worked all last week. It was also cloudy and rainy much of last week, which doesn’t make for very good photos. Those are my excuses, and I’m sticking to them.

Here’s the shawl blocking:

Sorry if that looks a little psychedelic. Here’s the taped-to-the-deck-rail shot.

And a close-up.

Project Specs:

Pattern: Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl, by Susan Pierce Lawrence. You can buy the pattern here.*
Yarn: JaggerSpun Zephyr laceweight, a 50-50 wool-silk blend. I’m pretty sure the color is Bottle Green. At least I think it is. I bought this before I started my obsessive compulsive Access yarn database file, and there was no label with the yarn.
For: Me me me.
Started: Way back last fall. September, I think. Yup, here it is. I did the first version in the Mountain Colors Weavers Wool that she recommends in the pattern, and liked it so much I immediately started this one in laceweight.
Finished: Last week.
Needles: Holz & Stein 3.25mm ebony circular.
Modifications: I used laceweight yarn instead of the sportweight yarn called for in the pattern. I just did repeats until I was close to running out, and then did the edging. Otherwise I knit the pattern as written.
What I Learned: I just love knitting lace. The finished project also really impresses people, especially non-knitters. I also love Zephyr yarn. It has a great sheen, and comes in tons of lovely colors. This is a perfect pattern for lace virgins. Trust me, if you can knit and purl, you can do this one.

Here’s how much yarn I had left. The shawl weighs just a hair under 80 grams, and that little bit left weighs 1.8 grams.

Next up on the lace front? Langsjal Jóhönnu**, which has been in hibernation for over a year. I’ll show some photos next time. Right now I’m busy trying to figure out where I left off with the pattern.

*Oooh, oooh, oooh! Her lace patterns are all on sale! Go there now!

**I’m pretty fracking proud of myself for figuring out how to do the accent and umlaut on that word. It only took me 14 months.


Forest Canopy Shawl — 34 Comments

  1. Nice work, Princess of Lace!
    BTW, you are an ENABLER. Or I follow directions really well. You said, Go There Now, and I Went. 3 lace patterns later….
    My entire Montreal travelogue needs accents. Sigh.

  2. Wow, it’s lovely! I bought those styro blocks too and glad I did! You did such nice work on this, and you even have enough left over to make a doily for your Tiara to rest on! Just curious, what do you really do with scraps like that?

  3. Oh, it turned out so beautifully – you should really be proud of yourself! And yes, I’m also impressed at your ability to place diacritics on words … some day I may figure it out myself!

  4. This is beautiful! And yes, you should be pretty frackin’ proud – I wouldn’t be able to figure it out, but that might not be sayin’ much.

  5. Very nice!!! I love the color!
    How about a psychedelic bright baby blanket next? *grin* I wish I had the time and energy to knit! Can you email me with the info on the yarn you used for Riley’s sweater? I want to see if I can find some to attempt to make a blanket with!

  6. Wow, the shawl is so beautiful. You’re livin’ on the wild side cuttin’ it so close with that yardage. I’d woulda been breaking out in hives!

  7. Lace is addicting! I think you’re right…we are someone connected through our lace projects and when they’ll come to fruition.
    I didn’t have any trouble with Langsjal J

  8. I love your shawl. Everything you knit is so beautiful. Would it be possible to tell me where you purchased the interlocking mats that you use to block your shawls?

  9. Absolutely stunning. But yikes – that’s a wee amount of yarn. I bought a portable scale, albeit a different one – love it!

  10. your translation skills and typing them on the internet are impressive indeed. I cannot even begin to fathom it (ahem)
    Your shawl is spectacular. Bravo!