Knitting

Gail (aka Nightsongs) – Finished!

Months ago, I ran across the Gail (aka Nightsongs) shawl (Ravelry link).  It was love at first sight.  I’d never knit a lace shawl before so I set about learning and practicing.  First there was the Swallowtail scarf, next the Kellokukka, then Traveling Woman . . . and I was ready.  After reading through lots of discussions and asking some questions, I took a deep breath and cast on.  Six weeks later . . . here’s the finished Gail/Nightsongs.

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Gail (aka Nightsongs) 11.2.09
Pattern:  Gail (aka Nightsongs) by MaweLucky/Jane Araujo
Yarn:  Malabrigo Sock in Indicieta (approx. 506 yards)
Needles:  US size 7 circular, US size 9 for bind off
Completed:  October 28, 2009
Finished size:  80 x 36 inches
Notes:  I added a center stitch throughout.  Completed 6 repeats and added a lifeline after every repeat (whether I thought I needed it or not).  Stitch markers between each repeat in the row made catching mistakes much easier.

The mismatched dye lots that I was so worried about here has turned out to be of my favorite elements of the shawl.  It added an edging that’s just a touch darker.  Almost like outlining the lacy edges of the shawl.

A few more pictures . . . just ’cause I love this shawl so much 🙂

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Sydney gives her approval.
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This blocking photo shows the colors and pattern best.

Enjoy your day!
jjj

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