Shortly after arriving home last Friday evening I cast off the final few stitches of Sandvik. Within 5 minutes of that happy event, it was on my ironing board, having the living crap steamed out of it.
Then I spread it out on the floor for an bird’s eye shot.
The yarn is an alpaca/shetland blend laceweight handpainted by the always delightful (not to mention talented) Carol of Black Bunny Fibers. I used a US size 3 (3.25mm) needle and under 1000 yards to knit a shawl that when lightly steam-blocked, measures approximately 26″ down the center back, and has a 64″ wingspan.
This is a Faroese style shawl, which means it has extra shaping in the shoulders that helps it stay put when you wear it.
It has a Celtic-braid-looking thingie down the center back, flanked by an all-over diamond pattern.
Over the weekend, I coerced one of the workshop attendees to model Sandvik for a photo shoot. This is Vicki:
Vicki did her best to convince me to write a shawl book, to no avail. But let me tell you, she can be very wheedlesome! Even though I flatly refused to consider a shawl book, she obligingly did a “wingspan” shot, too.
Expect the pattern for Sandvik soon, very soon.
Speaking of patterns, you can now buy a hardcopy of the pattern for The Exonumist’s Shawl over at the Loopy Ewe, here.
“Where did she put my pink blankie? Is it here?”