Thursday, January 10, 2013

Grant Teton Shawl Finale 大西北之秋

ProjectGrand Teton Shawl 大西北之秋
PatternGrand Teton Shawl by Very Busy Monkey, Ravelry download
Yarn: Abstract Fiber Might Sock, 50% superwash merino, 50% tencel
Yardage: 380 yards, 100g skein, Laurel Hurst colorway. Took less than a skein to finish.
Needles: Size 6
Cast on: December 15, 2012
Cast off: January 6, 2013
Cost: $0 (shop sample)
Previous entry: last week
Notes: The shawl came out smaller than I expected. I steam blocked it on a towel as I usually do with my finished knitting, it stretched out a bit, but still looks small. I may have to wet block it on the board with blocking wires. If you've done that, please share your experience.

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Cathy said...

It's gorgeous! The colours are so beautiful, love the edging! Yes wet blocking definitely relaxes the yarn, soak it for 10 minutes and you should be able to block it to a larger size, especially with the help of wires.

WonderWhyGal said...

It's stunning. I wish I could help you with blocking questions but I'm still learning (the hard way)

AllyB said...

Vivian that shawl is beautiful! It would make it bigger to wet block. I usually soak a piece for 20-30 min in lukewarm water and Eucalan, roll in a towel to get rid of most of the moisture then block it out on foam mats. You'll be amazed at the difference in size when you're done.

Nichole said...

That shawl is absolutely stunning! Happy FaF!

Pumpkin said...

That shawl is amazing (it doesn't look that small actually). It looks like it is on display, I would hope it is because it is so pretty!

Carol said...

Really lovely Vivian! You did a great job and I really like the pattern is this shawl.

Kathryn Ray said...

That patter is really pretty.

Spinster Beth said...

I wet board-block everything ... I have sponge boards and t-pins and blocking wires. I use the wires for the straight edge on top, weaving the wire through the knitting as close to the top as possible. Then pins (a lot) along the patterned edge. I use a spray bottle with plain water, and spray it until it's very damp, stretch it gently, and pin. I go through two or three refills of the bottle, usually. I have a picture I can send you if you'd like.