Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Orenburg Diamond Triangular Shawl is completed!

This beautiful shawl is in the process of drying so this picture is of it stretched out on the carpet (pre-blocked). The points still show up pretty good.
The knitting flowed pretty smoothly. I knit on it when I could be alone without interruption.
I still came across a few more errors such as a symbol omission and misplacement of yo's and k2tog's. (those errors are not listed in the errata for the booklet.) If my dear friend, Courtney, hadn't had the keen eye to notice the first misplacement (that affected the border all the way around) I would have had to rip more.
I love the way it looks. To keep from repeating myself on the yarn, needles and pattern I used, please click on the label for Orenburg.
When I started this project, I decided to keep track of my knitting time, too. Even with the few times I had to 'knit backwards', I was able to complete it in just under 85 hours.
I'd like to start the next Galina project in her booklet.


  1. Very beautiful shawl! One of these days we'll have to do a knitalong together.

  2. It looks great!
    Thanks for bringing it in last Friday so I could see it up close. My hubby went out to by some welding wire for me like you suggested, but came home with a different kind of aluminum wire, but I think it might work. I have my T-pins and blocking board ready for my "Irish Diamond Shawl", what do I do next? I will stop by Wilma's tomorrow morning (Friday) before lunch and hope to see you there so I can get all the details from you. If I don't see you please call me (as I only have sporadic internet access). I will email you my contact info where it is a little more private.

    Congratulations again on finishing the gorgeous shawl and I think you should send in a picture of it with all the corrections and become the new sample knitter!

    Camilla M.

  3. Absolutely stunningly gorgeous! :)

  4. Beautiful! This is a real showstopper - enjoy wearing it!

  5. The shawl is lovely. I'm thinking of making the shawl as my next project.

  6. Thank you all for your wonderful comments.
    If you decide to knit this shawl, I'll be available to help with pattern questions.
    N. Maria

  7. I'll never stop being amazed with what lace can do. That's incredible.
    Thanks for stopping by during my sparkly pink sock dilemma :) I have decided to finish them as is, like you suggested.

  8. Absolutely and incredibly gorgeous shawl. I am truly impressed.

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  10. what an amazing, beautiful, delicate piece of work!

  11. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment.
    I also have seen a t-shirt book, but I cannot remember which one, "101 things to do with a T", I think.
    Your shawl is lovely, I prefer quick and easy patterns myself. Bravo on your accomplishment.

  12. It looks beautiful!! Can't wait to see it after blocking. :)

  13. Holy crap! What an amazing shawl.


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