Whispering Wings

I thought I must be mad.  A couple of little knits using charts had been fairly successful and I thought “Why not?” Then I saw the chart and I thought “meep!”.  After the initial rush of panic has subsided and a pep talk from Heather at Knit Lace, I started to look at things logically and just got started.

This is a stunning pattern designed by Carol Young called Whispering Wings.  It has a 6 foot + wingspan and is very cozy and comforting.

I thought this was going to take me the rest of the year to finish, but it actually took a little over 15 days.  It starts with a garter tab cast on that provides a nice firm base for the rest of the knitting.

The yoke section is very quick to knit, becoming more time comsuming after the second set of increases.

The next lot of increases makes a lovely row of lace holes that mark the start of the next set of charted feathers.

The final set of wing feathers and ruffle edging finish off this beautiful shawl, and now all I have to do is clear a space in the house big enough to block it, although I have to confess that I’ve worn it out and about already – it’s so stunning, I just couldn’t wait!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. KingBecky
    Jan 19, 2011 @ 16:14:35

    Oh wow Jo! This is lovely 🙂 15 days eh? I’m quite tempted 🙂 xx

    Reply

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