More on the red Faroese shawl

Well, the shawl is almost finished.  It is off the needles and photographed.

Because its size and shape, I dressed it folded.  I first pinned the back gusset to shape, then one wing, then folded the other over the top and pinned that:

Because of the double thickness and the fact it was alpaca, it took a while to dry, but it has kept the blocking well:

The fringe is now in progress.  Yes, I did have plenty of yarn and will have some left over after the fringe – so it has taken 250 g of the Artesano 4 ply alpaca for the shawl and about another 50 g ball for the fringe.

Being alpaca (a heavy fibre) it doesn’t need the fringe to weight the bottom edge, but it is looking nice!  Final pix and details at a later date – I haven’t weighed and measured it yet.

This was a nice warm knit – perfect for the silly June temperatures we have been having – I am now missing the nice warm weight of it on my knee…  Still, another shawl is next up, this time one to be ready for Knit Camp…

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13 thoughts on “More on the red Faroese shawl

  1. I really like the simple lace pattern in this shawl. Liz will the pattern be avalable? I have some alpaca just screaming for this pattern!
    Marla

    1. Thank yo and others – glad folk are liking the pattern.

      It will be available at some point, but I am not sure exactly when. Although the basic pattern is written up it still needs work, and I need to take pix of the shawl with the fringe. I will let you know when it IS avaiable!!

      Liz

  2. Alpaca is apparently 3.5 times warmer by weight than wool – mostly much too warm for this climate. I do love the silky feel of good alpaca yarn but it can also stretch – blocking a test piece is essential!

    1. Yes – there is alpaca and alpaca…! That is one thing about the Artesano – it is less dense than some and so less likely to stretch.

      In this shawl I have also gone down a needle size compared to what I would use for wool, to help stop it stretching.

      Liz

  3. Liz – now how did you know that I have just over 300g of alpaca sitting in my stash just waiting for a good project???

  4. Loved the red shawl. A change from the usual natural colours, but where is the fringe? I come from Faroe, and all their shawls are fringed! Anyway, as I live in Insch, near Oyne, I might see you next month. I have made quite a few shawls myself and find it very relaxing.

    1. The fringe is now on the shawl – it was just that I took those pix before I put the fringe on – some people wouldn’t want to put the fring on, so I wanted those pix for the pattern!

      It would be lovely to see you at The Woolshed… I will have that pattern there, along with two mini shawls, one the real way and one top down! I wil also have a pattern for footlets, if I can get the technology to work, some pix of your home!

      Liz

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