Flower Basket #1

Well, I think it is safe to say that the Flower Basket Shawl makes a quick, enjoyable knit. After starting the first of three such shawls just yesterday afternoon, I have already finished it, and it is blocking as we speak. It was a clear, well-written pattern, with rather clever construction given the fact that it is a triangle. (You knit from the center neck edge down, starting with only 2 stitches.) So here are some photos to document the process. First is a photo of the piece shortly before binding off.

First Flower Basket on the needles

Here is what it looked like immediately after binding off, still all curled up and begging to be blocked.

First Flower Basket off the needles

Immediately after that photo I soaked the shawl in water, squeezed it dry in a handtowel, and blocked it with straight pins. Sorry for the green towel it is drying on—I wasn’t considering photo opportunities when I pinned it out.

First Flower Basket blocking

I’ll probably take one more photo when I unpin it, hopefully in such a manner as to show off the lovely lace pattern that I managed to obscure completely above. 🙂


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