Pattern: Icarus Shawl by Miriam Felton, Interweave Knits Summer 2006
Yarn: Sundara Yarn hand-dyed silk lace, color 012
Needles: 3.25mm Addi circular needle
Gauge: 21 sts and 38 rows equals 4 inches
Finished Size: 72 inches wide, 36 inches from center top edge to bottom point, after blocking
I am usually eager to give my knits away, but this one will be hard to let go. It’s off to my sister who I know will appreciate it, especially because of its color. Red is her favorite and I think this yarn is the perfect shade. Vibrant. Bold. Rich. The pattern has a simple elegance that I think suits her style. There are mistakes – a few lace patterns on the left side that don’t line up and look like they are taking flight. Knits and purls with minds of their own – or at least that’s what I tell myself when I make mistakes knitting lace.
07/27/2006 at 11:00 am
oh my goodness. that is so beautiful. the color is absolutely perfect for that shawl. i’d have a hard time giving it up too…what a wonderful sister!
07/27/2006 at 11:22 am
Lovely!! Does the silk have any mohair in it, or is it pure silk? I want to knit a wedding stole for my sister and I’m thinking pure silk would be nice, but does a stole need a little of the mohair halo? Decisions, decisions!
07/27/2006 at 12:01 pm
she turned out wonderful! definitely hurts to think you gave it away, but I bet you can borrow it from your sis…or maybe not ; )
she’s sure to love it
07/27/2006 at 2:28 pm
Oh Brooke, this is GORGEOUS. You did an amazing job and your photos are so lovely. Now I want to knit this shawl out of this yarn!
07/27/2006 at 3:53 pm
Beautiful, and what a great color choice!
How was the yarn over all? I just got a big beautiful hank of it myself for something special. Did you have much left over?
07/27/2006 at 6:23 pm
Oh Brooke, that is gorgeous!
07/27/2006 at 11:16 pm
This shawl is stunning! And the shade is exactly how you described it, now I think I need to rethink about my yarn choice. The pale blue I have in mind now sounds so washed-out.
07/28/2006 at 5:11 am
your shawl is stunning! i love the colour *and the pattern! i must add this one to my list of future knits. x
07/28/2006 at 9:45 am
The shawl is gorgeous, simply stunning. How can you bear to part with it, I don’t know…
07/28/2006 at 10:21 am
This red silky yarn is perfect for this beautiful shawl. It’s a fabulous present for your sister.
07/29/2006 at 12:50 pm
It is just beautiful. The colour is fabulous. I really keep eyeing this pattern…I wonder if the main part of the shawl keeps your interest while knitting…it does look beautiful, but the edging is the kicker!
07/29/2006 at 6:18 pm
Wow! That is truly stunning.
08/09/2006 at 12:59 pm
That’s just beautiful. The colour is wonderful!
08/11/2006 at 5:02 pm
wow, gorgeous!! now i want to make this, too. it looks much bigger than the photo on IK.
08/11/2006 at 5:15 pm
I’ve been admiring this shawl for awhile and yours is one of the nicest I’ve seen. I’d never be able to give it away. Beautiful work!
08/11/2006 at 5:45 pm
So beautiful! The yarn, the shawl, the knitting . . . all of it.
08/11/2006 at 6:07 pm
You must really love your sister. 🙂 I hope she’s just as good to you as you are to her.
08/11/2006 at 8:47 pm
That is SO beautiful!
08/11/2006 at 9:40 pm
08/12/2006 at 4:32 pm
…wow… There’s no way I could give that away. Lucky sister!
08/18/2006 at 9:31 am
This is a little late, but that is what happens when following links. I was not inspired to knit this shawl until seeing yours completed. Excellent choices of yarn and colour.
03/07/2007 at 2:46 pm
Lovely shawl. I found you by googling the Sundara yarn b/c I am about to knit a shawl out of it — in the exact same colour you used. It’s wonderful to see it all knit up. Absolutely gorgeous! (I did Icarus, too, but I knit mine in Kidsilk Haze.)