Lace Vogue shawl

 photo DSC_0605.jpgThe details:

Pattern: Vogue lace shawl
Yarn: Wollmeise lacegarn in the colourway My Old Blue Jeans

 photo DSC_0603.jpgI made this shawl to wear to a family wedding that took place at the weekend. It’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve made and will hopefully serve as a lovely memento of that very special day.

 photo DSC_0607.jpgThe Wollmeise yarn is a stunning subtle combination of French blues and navy, and the beads are a coppery-gold colour that beautifully complemented my dress.

The shawl took about 70 hours to make. I added the beads by hooking them onto individual stitches as I went along, using a 0.5mm crochet hook. There’s a great article on that demonstrates how to do this (scroll down to ‘hooking beads as you go’). The number of beads on the borders  meant that I slowed up considerably towards the end (and in fact only just finished it in time!)

Here’s the shawl after being blocked on a mattress the night before the wedding. I was hugely relieved that it had dried overnight after all that work!

 photo DSC_0520.jpgAnd finally here’s one of my favourite photos from the wedding. Love these guys.

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