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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cherry Blossom Shawl, Done!

I finished the Cherry Blossom Shawl this weekend, and got it all blocked. It's just gorgeous and I love it! After briefly considering a more elegant photo shoot, I decided to go with the tried and true Pink Lemon Twist model, Finn. He's always happy to help out and since he's never modeled a circular shawl (because this is the first one I've ever knit), it was exciting for him too. I tried to get him to turn around so you could see the back view of the shawl, but Finn was having none of that - either we photograph him from the front, or not at all.

The pattern is the Cherry Blossom Shawl that originally ran in IK back in 2002, but is now available as an individual pattern - either from IK directly, or from the designer. I believe it's available in downloadable form as well as a hard copy. I used Shibui Knits Silk Cloud in Blossom as my yarn (4 skeins) and knit it on US Size 6's (4.0 mm). The lace is very easy to work, it just takes some time to get around the longer rounds at the end. I had no problem knitting it while I was watching TV.

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Blogger PogKnits said...

Finn is hiding his excitement well. That's a beautiful shawl.

10:10 AM  
Blogger (formerly) no-blog-rachel said...

Clearly Finn takes his modeling career very seriously. It's gorgeous! And Finn is extremely handsome.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how serious Finn is about his modeling duties. The shawl looks perfect in the fluffy pink yarn. Hope you get lots of use out of it yourself once Finn gives it back!

11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is beautiful, and pink is clearly one of Finn's good colors.

Well done - how exciting to see it finished!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Oh, it's lovely! I may have to knit this one myself... not that I have a shortage of projects in my queue...

1:01 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Finn looks great modeling that beautiful shawl. I am sure you will love wearing it, too.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I also love the shawl. Although I did like the previous name a lot.
Also, I wanted to let you know that I am nominating you for the Kreative Blogger award. The post will publish tomorrow and you can pick up the picture and get the rules.
I love reading about your life and knitting.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Finn is a fabulous model of a gorgeous shawl! He is much too handsome of a Golden boy to photograph from the back. He made the right choice! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Gale said...

Seeing Finn in this photo makes me laugh. It's somehow regal and ridiculous at the same time.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm always amazed at the magic of blocking lace.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Merry Karma said...

Wow! Nice job!!!

Finn makes a great model.

12:32 AM  
Anonymous Joyce said...

The shawl is gorgeous and Finn made me giggle out loud. Too cute!

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Madeline said...

Absolutely lovely!

10:23 PM  
Blogger Walden said...

Very beautiful! Finn looks great in it!

11:57 AM  

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