Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Spanish Christening Shawl - finished!

This past weekend I finished the Spanishing Christening Shawl from Cheryl Oberle's book, Folk Shawls. I used Caron's Simply Soft yarn this time which is more of a worsted yarn. I used size 8 needles, cast on 135 stitches in contrast to the suggested 195 and if I had to do it again, I would cast on 115 to get more of the desired width that I wanted.
I used this particular yarn for its durability and softness. It took approximately four skeins of the white yarn.
The edging is what is termed a "godmother's" edging. It is a straight knit stitch with k 2tog and y/o to give the eyelet look. The edging is a binding off of 4 every set of rows. It was an easy one to memorize once you get the rhythm to it going.

Biggest challenge was finishing it since the baptism was held 2 1/2 weeks after the baby was born!

1 comment:

RickMartin said...

I know you posted this some time ago, but I'm wondering what size (if you remember or know) your Spanish Christening Shawl ended up being. I'm considering making this for my future grandchildren.