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estonian triangular shawl

estonian triangular shawl

Estonian Triangular Shawl to Knit

Pattern: by Nancy Bush, printed in the July/August 2008 issue of Piecework Magazine as a sneak peek to the Knitted Lace of Estonia book coming out in November 2008.

Yarn: Baruffa Cashwool, Off-white

Needles: US 4/3.5mm

Finished size: 53" wide (wingspan), 21" long (from center)

The shawl is small, but it's pretty. A very feminine shawl, and a fun pattern. I knit the shawl in 2 weeks just working on a few rows every night for a few hours. There is, apparently, much to be said for monogamous knitting.

This was knit as a gift for someone else. If I were knitting this for myself, I think I would have used a fingering weight yarn and gone up two or three needle sizes to give the shawl more weight; but I tend to like my shawls heavier.

The lace edge border is sewn on to the center panel when all is said and done. I am not a fan of sewing on borders. I had some problems, but they worked themselves out.

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