It's time to reveal the 2011 YarnAddict Mystery Shawl. SueMA won the 'name the shawl competition' with her suggestion: Cornish Rhapsody. I struggled to decide though.Pixie for lending me her shawl to photograph, her shawl is in the photo above and below.
Cornish Rhapsody is a crescent shaped shawl worked from the top down. The optional beads are added to the edging using the crochet hook method.
Width inner crescent: 166 cm/65.5 in. Length at centre: 55 cm/22 in
Exact size will depend on how much the shawl is stretched during blocking.
Pixie's shawl, although it has the shorter edging is longer than my shawl which surprised me. I may have stretched mine more sideways. I'm thinking about re-blocking mine so I can take photos for a blocking tutorial. Blocking this type of shawl is not easy because of the curved shape. Do you fancy a blocking tutorial? I'm thinking about doing a master class series on how to block different shapes. Blocking is so important to make the most of your lace.
You can find the pattern here and I'll be listing it on Patternfish and adding it to my LYS wholesale list soon too.
This was my first mystery KAL but it won't be the last. I really enjoyed it and I'm thinking of making it an annual event, perhaps in September and October so it won't interfere with Christmas knitting. I'm also thinking about doing a mini KAL in the new year. A small shawl knitted in sock yarn for people new to lace or who are worried about committing to a big shawl - perhaps run over 3 weeks. I've not made any firm plans but I'm definitely thinking about it. Do you fancy it?