Friday, December 22, 2006

Cecilia's highland shawl

Some folks hesitate when you ask to take their picture. Cecilia's not one of those people.

Cecilia's Highland Shawl, front
She is proudly displaying her gorgeous Highland Shawl from the wonderful book, Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle, knit with 7 skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in Chocolate.

Cecilia's Highland Shawl, back
What you can't see from the picture is that Cecilia knit this shawl on size 4 needles. Most people use a larger than suggested needle for lace knitting, but Cecilia is several sizes smaller because she is a very loose knitter. Her shawl is a great example of why you need to swatch and to use the needles that are right for you.

Thanks for letting me snap the pictures, Cecilia!