Intermediate (some previous lace experience recommended)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (after blocking):
38 inches wide by 98” long
MATERIALS: 1700 yards fingering or sport weight yarn
Here she is, Miss America...
(Wait a minute - wrong song)
Here she is, her Royal Cherry-dom...
38" wide by 98” long (after blocking)
1800 yards Briar Rose Fibers Grandma’s Blessing, Sport Weight
Took a lot longer than I expected to finish final border, graft it on, wash & block the little lady... Then again, queens have been known to keep their loyal subjects waiting.
Only just released into the world and already, she's a prima donna (sigh!)
Here are a few more beauty shots.
(of the shawl - not me - silly!)
artfully modeled by middle aged woman wearing no makeup...
(Baby Boy's girlfriend was unavailable and trust me, she's w-a-ay better looking!)
obligatory wingspan shot...
ready for her close up...
(again - the shawl - not me)
And a few more showing off her lacy-ness...
How do you like them
close up of blossoming branch and beech leaf edging
And one last shot for the blocking voyeurs (you know who you are!)
Took all day yesterday, but the pattern is ready for sale. Tomorrow I am off to Leland, where the shawl will premier Saturday at Briar Rose's booth at the Fiber Festival. If you're in the area, stop on by and check it out.
Back next week. At that time the pattern will be for sale on the website (assuming I can figure out how to get PayPal set up.)
Thank you to all who have encouraged me in the great cherry odyssey of 2007.
And I'm just getting started..
Right twist: Insert the right hand needle
into the second stitch on left needle knitwise,
knit stitch, then WITHOUT
SLIPPING STITCH FROM LEFT
NEEDLE, knit first stitch. Now slip both
stitches off the left hand needle together.
This twists the stitches to the right.
Left twist: Insert the right hand needle
from behind the body of the work into
the back of the second stitch, knit stitch,
then WITHOUT SLIPPING STITCH
FROM LEFT NEEDLE, bring yarn
forward between needles and knit first
stitch through front as usual. Now slip
both stitches off the left hand needle
together. This twists the stitches to the