Lace Leaf Shawl

At long last I have finally finished my Lace Leaf Shawl!

I have long been an admirer of a certain blogger who makes to most gorgeous shawls, this summer swap shawl is my favourite. Anyway, way way back in March I was thrilled when Mollie announced she would do a KAL for one of her favourite shawl patterns, the camaraderie and guidance would help me through my first shawl challenge.

Lace Leaf Shawl KAL 1It started ok but I found I really had to concentrate on the pattern, it is an 8 row repeat and you increase on each row so if you miss calculate you don’t have enough stitches to form the next pattern row. It took me ages to be able to read the pattern to ensure it was going right. But perseverance (and a bit of frogging) paid off in the end!
The pattern is so pretty but just in case you ever think about not blocking take a look at this transformation.

Lace Leaf Shawl pre Blocking

Above you see the finished piece pre blocking, below is a closer shot of the wavy border.

Lace Leaf Shawl Edging And here is the blocked version.

Lace Leaf Shawl Post BlockingIsn’t it amazing, thediffernce in the detail.

Lace Leaf Shawl PatternA close up of the border shows the wavy border at it’s best.

Lace Leaf Shawl Blocked EdgingIf you fancy making your own pretty shawl you can start by visiting Mollie.

28 thoughts on “Lace Leaf Shawl

  1. Mrugainduta September 9, 2015 / 03:27

    This is so beautiful! I love those colours. Reminds me of autumn.


    • September 9, 2015 / 07:51

      Yes and I think I finished it just in time as the weather has really changed recently and feels distictly autumnal.


  2. *Wisher* September 8, 2015 / 11:02

    this is soooooo pretty.. the colours reminds me of autumn..


  3. KerryCan September 2, 2015 / 22:00

    Oh my–blocking really DOES make a difference! What great proof of that! The shawl is simply gorgeous and worth all the time and energy–wear it with pride!


    • September 3, 2015 / 07:52

      Thank you, I guess blocking with yarn could be likened to ironing a piece when sewing, not that I can sew but I remember my Mum always said that to keep the seams right you should iron as you put a piece together.


  4. sewchet September 1, 2015 / 19:35

    This CAL was my first shawl too and I loved being part of it. You’re right about the difference blocking makes – it looks gorgeous!


  5. mollieandclaire September 1, 2015 / 19:35

    PS I really like the way you’ve blocked the edge. I always pull it out in to quite sharp points but I prefer this. I have a pink one I need to block for the weekend and I shall be trying this. 😀


  6. mollieandclaire September 1, 2015 / 19:32

    Oooh it’s really pretty! I’m so pleased you enjoyed making it xx


    • September 1, 2015 / 22:15

      I really did, it took me a while to get into the pattern but I got there in the end. Very happy with myself! Thank you for running the KAL, I am sorry that I couldn’t keep up but with the yarn bombing project this year I have been extremely busy, I can report that we are done for 2015 now so I can take some time to make projects I have been hoarding.

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    • September 1, 2015 / 19:26

      Thank you, I am very pleased with it too, the yarn is some that my Mum gave to me and is not something that I would have bought myself but has turned out nice and colourful as a shawl.


  7. bernadettesvintagerose September 1, 2015 / 12:19

    Thank you for liking my post on the crochet bunny. Your shawl is beautiful, love the colours in the yarn.


  8. Tajana September 1, 2015 / 06:57

    A beautiful pattern indeed!! And the yarn colour shade you chose is gorgeous! Wow,just wow!!


    • September 1, 2015 / 19:30

      Thank you, I too am happy with the colours, I think the multi coloured yarn works well and is timely as, sadly autumn is only round the corner!

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  9. arlingwoman August 31, 2015 / 23:48

    This is beautiful and looks wonderfully warm. I do like the colors!


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