The Queen Is Dead; Long Live The Queen!

Get ready. Wait for it. Wait for it.

The Spider Queen Shawl stretched to dry

I stretched her hard enough that I had to use a couple of paperweights to keep the blocking boards from buckling, and she’s about 53 inches square. When I unpin her and she relaxes a little, she’ll probably lose an inch or two, but, still, she’s a nice size for a square shawl.

Here’s a closer look at the center. The difference in the color is due to some of the shawl being over the carpet while the rest is over the blocking boards.

The Spider Queen center close up

She no longer looks like something my cat horked up.

Here’s a close up of one of the corners. I’m very pleased with how my corner attachment technique turned out.

The Spider Queen Shawl corner

Oh, and here’s a picture of my newest project, a Clapotis scarf knitting in my very own handspun, Cool Madras BFL from Corgi Hill Farm.

Cool Madras Clapotis Scarf

I’m using a 4mm Aero circular and it’s knitting up really quickly. The pattern is very simple and easy to memorize, and the yarn is heavenly. I can’t believe I made the yarn myself. 🙂

15 thoughts on “The Queen Is Dead; Long Live The Queen!

    • Thank you so much. You know, there are only a handful of basic stitches used to make a shawl like this. This one has knit, knit 2 together, yarn over, and a double decrease of slip one, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over. It really isn’t as difficult as it looks, and I bet you could make a gorgeous lace shawl no problem. 🙂

    • Thanks. It does take some stick-to-itiveness. The construction helps to keep it from getting really boring because each border is knitted separately along with the knitted-on edging, so just when you start to get really tired of the border, you start the edging. And when you are getting sick of the edging, it’s time to start a new border. I love knitting lace.

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