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Gail (aka Nightsongs) Shawl for the Springtime
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Apr 9, 2013 08:41:43   #
britgirl (a regular here)
 
I just finished this shawl yesterday. The pattern is Gail (aka Nightsongs) by Jane Araujo. It was not a difficult knit, but did the notes of several people on Ravelry were quite useful. I used a laceweight yarn, I believe it is Alpaca Fino with a Twist in a lilac shade. I used 3.25 mm needles, and used approximately 60 gms of yarn from a 100 gram ball. It blocked at 58" x 28". I had increased the number of repeats from 7 to 9.

Sue
In the early morning sun
In the early morning sun...
Draping nicely
Draping nicely...
In all its glory
In all its glory...
With some spring flowers
With some spring flowers...
Close up
Close up...
 
Apr 9, 2013 08:43:16   #
ginamarie12345
 
beautiful.....did you have a link for the pattern?
Apr 9, 2013 08:48:40   #
britgirl (a regular here)
 
Hi, hope this works.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gail-aka-nightsongs

Sue
ginamarie12345 wrote:
beautiful.....did you have a link for the pattern?
Apr 9, 2013 08:49:51   #
betsyknit
 
Absolutely stunning.
Apr 9, 2013 08:52:11   #
Belle1 (a regular here)
 
Very nice!!! A beautiful piece.
Apr 9, 2013 09:02:25   #
dalex1945
 
Your shawl is so beautiful and very well done (as usual). Love the colors. Once again, you have inspired me to knit another shawl. I've added this one to my "must do" list.
 
Apr 9, 2013 09:05:15   #
RNLinda
 
Awesome shawl, you do wonderful work. So many things to try, not enough time.
Apr 9, 2013 09:38:20   #
britgirl (a regular here)
 
Thanks for the nice comments. This was a shawl that I had thought about knitting for some time. I'm glad that I finally got around to it.

Sue
Apr 9, 2013 10:32:53   #
PointySticksNStones
 
Stunning...I bet you get loads of compliments.
Apr 9, 2013 10:35:00   #
skrobert
 
Gorgeous!
Apr 9, 2013 10:39:37   #
Naneast (a regular here)
 
Very beautiful shawl! Nicely done,Sue..
 
Apr 9, 2013 15:23:11   #
vayankee
 
Wonderful! Marvelous knitting - it's a beauty!
Apr 9, 2013 15:28:29   #
Gypsycream (a regular here)
 
You have to be the queen of shawls, all the ones I've seen have been stunning, no exception with this one, its beautiful.
Apr 9, 2013 15:29:10   #
CathyAnn
 
Gorgeous! As usual, you did a fabulous job of knitting and blocking. Love that color! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Apr 9, 2013 15:36:58   #
Hazel Anne
 
What a lovely shawl.
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