Friday, October 10, 2014

Vintage Bouquet Shawl ~ A Finished Knit

Vintage Bouquet Shawl | Red Pepper Quilts


A knitting update today. This shawl was started and finished during my trip to Europe in August and represents hours of airport knitting (including more than 8 hours of delayed flights) and plane and train knitting; a most relaxing way to pass the time.

Vintage Bouquet Shawl | Red Pepper Quilts
Vintage Bouquet Shawl | Red Pepper Quilts

Vintage Bouquet Shawl is a relatively simple top-down knit with regular increases throughout the main body of the shawl and a lace edge with just enough interest and complexity to challenge a beginner knitter with some experience in basic lace knitting.

Vintage Bouquet Shawl | Red Pepper Quilts

The Yarn: Madelinetosh Merino Light
 in Antler and Espadrilles

I have again used my favorite yarn - Madelinetosh Merino Light - a hand dyed single-ply fingering weight yarn in 100% superwash merino wool. The yarn is super soft (and an ideal weight for shawls) and is available in a great range of saturated colors. Choosing colors is as always a highlight!

Vintage Bouquet Shawl | Red Pepper Quilts
 
For more photos and all the details check out my Ravelry page:

Vintage Bouquet Shawl | Red Pepper Quilts

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

RELEVANT LINKS:
More Red Pepper Quilts Knitting Projects
Madelinetosh Yarns from the Loopy Ewe

Ravelry : : Red Pepper Quilts

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17 comments:

  1. I don't knit and, as usual, I am jealous when I see the beautiful pieces made by others. I love this shawl, the color, the way it ends in lace, and it looks so comfortable! I would love to be able to wear something so soft and elegant!

    Beth

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  2. I don't knit and, as usual, I am jealous when I see the beautiful pieces made by others. I love this shawl, the color, the way it ends in lace, and it looks so comfortable! I would love to be able to wear something so soft and elegant!

    Beth

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  3. Oh Rita, you are so well behaved. If I had 8 hrs of delays I'd be in the Qantas Club, up at the bar, getting in trouble. Instead, you have something beautiful to show for it!

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    1. It is possible to knit in the Qantas lounge with wine! Been there, done that! :)

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  4. Such beautiful colours!
    I know what you mean about aeroplane, airport and train time. What I don't understand is why I can knit of trains and planes and queasy in cars. Same for you?

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  5. Just beautiful! I'm a knitter but that shawl is way too advanced for me. It's just wonderful...great job!

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  6. so beautiful ... what a lovely spend 'airport delay' in a good way Rita :) Have a wonderful weekend

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  7. It is absolutely stunning.
    Well done!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. That red and white stripe is striking! I love the delicate lace detailing as well. Have you worn it yet? What kind of outfit are you planning to wear it with?

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  9. so sweet :-)

    Kind regards
    Birgit

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  10. That's a beautiful shawl - love the colours and the lacy edging. Wonderful.

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  11. Beautiful work and the edging is perfect

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