FO – Shetland Lace Shawl

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My friends, Johnathan and Beverly, are the cutest couple.

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Picture them digging through, not only a tub of yarn, but a tub of alpaca, looking for a skein of not only sock weight, but a skein in turquoise. Every time I think of Johnathan up to his elbows in yarn looking for sock weight turquoise alpaca it brings a huge smile to my face. It’s the same smile I get when I picture T-rex trying to make a bed.

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The yarn they surprised me with (from Canadian Alpaca Products) is the softest stuff imaginable, the perfect shade of turquoise and came in a generous 500 yard skein. I wanted to max it out, so I went with the Shetland Triangle Lace Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark.

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The pattern allows you to go as big as you dare, as long as you leave enough for the final chart and cast off. I went 5 repeats more than the recommended size, resulting in a shawl 44 x 22. The shawl is so soft and luxurious, I’m already casting on for another alpaca project.

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Blocking never ceases to amaze.

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The nature of the lace meant that this shawl opened up a lot.

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There is nothing like the feeling that your friends really know you. That they bought me a surprise was touching… but that they got me turquoise yarn – I was blown away!

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Thanks Bev and Johnathan – you guys are beyond beautiful! And thanks to the lovely Leslie for modelling for the blog 🙂

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