Sunday, 19 July 2020

My 2003 Shawl - part two

It was very difficult to photograph this shawl, subject of my last blog post.  I  realised  why! It needed re-blocking! 

The shawl now 

I washed  and re-blocked it  yesterday  to give 161 cm length  (only an increase of 1 cm ) but the width increased from 50 cm to 60 cm and it looks SO much better. 

The stitches have much better definition and the lustre shows through more. 

The cobweb border  before 

The cobweb border now re blocked 

The improved lace edging

The middle bead lozenge stitch

I was going to post the blog about the construction and finishing  of the Unst Hinnywaar shawl, this will wait a day or so now!