Finished: Vlad

I am happy to report that I have finished my Vlad. I completed it on Saturday, my birthday. I blocked the shawl for most of yesterday. Blocking lace is not one of my strong suits. I am surprised it turned out looking fabulous.

This is my first triangular lace shawl. Well, one that I have managed to finish, anyway. Also, this is my first time using lace-weight yarn for any project. Remind me later, how crazy that is. Right now, I am riding the “I finished it” high.

I love, love, love this shawl. It wasn’t as hard to knit it, as it appears. It looks so pretty and delicate. It’s so beautiful that I want to frame it, rather than wear it. Silly me. I am ridiculously proud of this shawl.

Info On The Shawl:

Pattern: Vlad, by Tammy Bailey, a free download on Ravelry.

Yarn: 1 skein of Knit Picks Gloss Lace (440 yards) 70% merino wool, 30% silk, in #24502 Fiesta. I love the yarn. It was my first try with it. It’s sooooo soft.

Needles: US # 5 circular throughout.

Size: One size

Mods: None. Knitted the pattern as written.

Time: 12 days from start to finish.

Verdict: LOVE! The shawl came out beautiful. I can’t gush about it enough. I knitted this shawl as a knit-along for the True Blood group I belong to on Ravelry. It was a lot of fun to knit the shawl with other fans. It kept me going…I recommend the pattern. It is mostly charts, but not hard to follow at all. I want to make another Vlad…in a different color. I also think I will make it bigger too. That is easily done by adding more “body repeats.”

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