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!
Laid out in all its glory.
Hanging with a bridesmaid dress
It drapes beautifully around my shoulders, and the heaviness of the beads instead of nupps in the edging makes it stay in place.
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.