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Irish Diamond Shawl

Pattern: Irish Diamond Shawl, from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls
Yarn: Jagger Spun 2/8 Heather in Chokecherry
Needles: 4.5 mm Inox circulars
Finished:: February 25, 2006

Notes:The shawl pattern was extremely well written and I am already eying a few more in that book that I would love to make. I loved working whith the Jagger Spun, especially for this particular shawl, and am pondering ways in which I can use it again, since it comes in a truly amazing assortment of gorgeous colors. The wool is a little rough, but the rustic look is exactly what I wanted, and the fingering weight means that the shawl is heavy enough to provide warmth. The needles worked out fine - the ends are nice and sharp, although this wasn't as critical for this yarn as it's been for other lace knitting projects. The only thing I would change is to use a MUCH longer circular. The final stitch count - 762 - was about 200 stitches too many for the length I was using.

This was done for the Knitting Olympics, for which I earned my 'gold medal'.