March 17, 2011

"Tapestry" Knit Shawl - Finally Done!

"Tapestry" knit shawl
I started knitting this shawl over 1 1/2 years ago from a kit I bought from KnitPicks. The circular needle was 60" long. I've blocked it and it measures 22 x 65 inches. Now for a backing material - going to get a light brown cashmere type wool. It has to be backed because of all the knotted yarn. I call it "tapestry" because I left strands of wool hanging, to be knit when coming to that place in the following rows. As in tapestry weaving, you have to twist the two yarns at each color change to prevent holes or slits. This is the hardest thing I've ever knit, and it was easiest to leave it sit by the couch we sit on as we watch movies. I finished about 2 rows per movie! So I figure the piece averages about 72 movies!!! Though I didn't totally knit it while watching movies - I like to take bigger projects as we travel. I'll knit while listening to audio books too ...


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