Sunday, September 20, 2009

FO: Luna Moth Shawl

It's finished and I absolutely love it!!!

Pattern: Luna Moth Shawl by Shui Kuen Kozinski
Yarn: Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace in French Vanilla
Needles: US5

I can't wait to give this to my friend on Thursday. I hope she
 likes it just as much as I do. It's not big, not too small. About 32' from neck to bottom point and 64' in length. 

So this was my first attempt at blocking lace and I was definitely worried about messing it up. I had a sample size of Soak to use. Pretty floral scented, too. I soaked the shawl for about 15 minutes then rolled it up in a towel for about five minutes. 

It took awhile to get the shawl pinned and it was a bit bigger than the mats I had so had to improvise by adding towels. Not a problem. It is now all blocked and drying. 

The only problem I had was figuring out how to keep the straight edge straight. Any ideas? Also, I need someone to show/tell me how to use the blocking wires properly. Don't think I did. :)

We leave Wednesday for CA and Thursday morning I will be taking over the shawl to my friend's in San Francisco before she leaves to Sonoma. Can't wait to see it with her wedding dress.


  1. What a lovely shawl and wonderful gift!

  2. Thanks. I hope she likes it. :)

  3. Gorgeous! I don't have any tips on blocking, unfortunately. I'm not very good at it. lol

  4. So pretty! I think you're blocking attempts look just fine. I hope the recipient is overjoyed to get such a beautiful gift. :)

  5. Thanks! I have a stole I knit last year that has yet to be blocked. Will give it another go with the blocking wires soon. :)

  6. Oh it is beautiful!! I've got some really fine yarn I spun, and I don't know what to do with it - maybe I should try something like this - amazing!!

    :) wendi

  7. That is simply gorgeous. Congratulations!

  8. You might want to pack some shorts. It's been crazy hot out here.


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