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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Kitty: 98 degrees and a shawl not a good combo, unless....

So you want to take a picture of your current FO, but it is 98 degrees outside and the thought of anything on your body sounds like a bad idea. So what do you do? You head to the very cool basement and dig out a dress form.

The photos are a little dark, but at least I got to post my finished Maggie Jackson Class shawl/scarf. I am really proud of it to be honest. I think it is one of the coolest things I have made in a long time. Feel free to click on the images to see a bigger version. I really love the way it turned out.

I ended up seaming the two pieces together with a lace seam stitch that The Prince of Knitting outlines in several of his books. It essentially allows you to free form a knitted seam over open lace work. I carefully layed out the two sides allowing them to naturally stretch and did a crochet lock stitch every 4 inches along the long edges. Then I stretched the two pieces out over a small book so that they were flat to seam them up. It took about 4 hours to seam the shawl together.


  1. Any chance you could take some close up shots of the shawl? I would love to have more detail on how you did it.

    It really is beautiful and great job.

  2. Wow, this is truely lovely!