I’ve heard from many people that they don’t knit triangle shawls because they don’t want the point of the shawl landing on or pointing to their gluteus maximus. I agree. This is why when I wear a triangular shawl, I twist it so that the top center of the shawl rests on my shoulder and the center line runs down my arm until the triangle point rests on my wrist.
I will admit I prefer the rectangle shawl shape as more practical for me to wear, but one of the things I truly love about triangle shawls is the interesting design construction that can’t always be accomplished with a rectangle shawl. This particular shawl design has several different motifs so that just when you get one motif memorized and are starting thinking you may get bored, it switches to a new motif. I just love a design that is simple but interesting. In my book, it’s the perfect combination.
I especially love the addition of the seed beads on the lower half of the shawl. I must advise that you don’t do as I did and use a crochet hook that is one to two sizes too large. It makes beading a pain in the gluteus maximus. I’ve never added so many beads to one project before, but I love the effect they give. I think this shawl will be the perfect compliment to my little (medium) black dress. Thank you so much Laura for allowing me to test knit this shawl. It’s a definite favorite.
This is the first time I used the Knit Picks Gloss Lace yarn and overall I liked it. Notice I said “liked”. For the value, it’s wonderful, but it’s a bit thicker than true laceweight yarn and so it didn’t give the overall delicate feel I was looking for. It does look beautiful, but when I saw it side by side with Laura’s shawl that was knit with the Jaeger Zephyr Wool-Silk, I realized that although mine was pretty, I wanted to sneak hers out of her bag and slip it into mine. I obviously didn’t do that, but it was sure tempting.
I loved every moment of knitting this shawl, but as with all triangle shawls, I despise blocking them. You’d think I wouldn’t mind since I’ve got blocking wires and t-pins and a great foam pad and such, but still I find pinning it out and getting everything even on both sides a huge pain. Maybe there’s a shortcut or a trick I don’t know about. Am I the only one spending an hour or more pinning out a triangle shawl? Please give me your tips. I have 2 other triangle shawls completed and waiting to be blocked.