Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Wedding Shawl

This has been a labour of love over the last few months. I spent all weekend at Skip North in March being particularly annoyingly undecided about what to make for my wedding. I bought some Zephyr Laceweight yarn from the Knitting and Crochet guild in the white ivory colourway as this was the best match to the tiny swatch of satin I'd carefully matched to my dress.

Spring Knitty was published around the same time and I fell head over heals in love with the Aeolian Shawl. All my thoughts of wanting a shrug went out of the window when I saw this. It was going to be "My Wedding Shawl".

I swatched and swatched some more, and got more yarn (Posh Yarn Charlotte 2 ply - ended up being too cream) and finally cast on.

I decided to increase the number of Yucca repeats to 6 and to do one full Agave chart before the final agave to give me a size in between the shoulderette and the big shawl.
As you can see, it is plenty big enough!

Aeolian Wedding Shawl

Laid out in all its glory.

Aeolian Wedding Shawl

Hanging with a bridesmaid dress

Aeolian Wedding Shawl

It drapes beautifully around my shoulders, and the heaviness of the beads instead of nupps in the edging makes it stay in place.

The facts:
Started: 30th March 2009
Finished: 18th July 1009
Pattern: Aeolian Shawl
Yarn: Fiddlesticks Jaggerspun Laceweight
Needles: 3.25mm addi turbos
Beads: The beads are size 6 seed beads along with larger faceted guttermann beads which replaced the nupps on the edging.
Comments: I can't really say anything. The pattern is fabulous, the KAL group on Ravelry was fabulous. The shawl is perfect. I love it... and I am going to be so proud to wear it on the 11th July.


Probably Jane said...

Absolutely stunning!

Wear it with pride and all good wishes on your wedding day.

Ice Princess said...

It is breathtaking!!!! Simply Stunning!!!

valli said...

its truly beautiful, and youll look amazing with it on your wedding day, congrats!

Kate said...

*rubs eyes at finished date* ;-)

It's stunning. I'm sure it'll look beautiful with your dress as well. I'm getting all sniffy now; I do love a nice wedding!

Walden said...

It is so very beautiful!

Sally said...

You've outdone yourself with this one Roo. Gorgeous.

Roobeedoo said...

Absolutely stunning!

Dawn said...

It's beautiful! Bloglines didn't show up this post - I spotted it on ravelry. It'll make a wonderful wedding shawl!

Flossie said...

Amazing! So incredibly beautiful. What a wonderful, special thing to wear on your wedding day. It'll be a family heirloom worn by generations to come I'm sure.

twigletqueen said...

It looks beautiful! And done in plenty of time too. Double congratulations :)

Nicola said...

Its amazing congratulations

picperfic said...

Ohhh ohhh ohhhhh Ruth is is stunning!

Linda said...

Fabulously gorgeous. You will be so beautiful in that and so proud of the work you put into it. x

Lucy said...

Thankyou! I have just started an aeolian and want a size half way between the shoulderette and shawl. The size you made looks perfect, and what a beautiful wedding shawl! Love the pics of your big day - and the tiger and pixie story.