Highland Triangle Shawl 2

I finished the Highland Triangle shawl before Christmas and got it blocked so that it could be a Christmas gift in time for the actual day.

It's a great pattern, well written, but the outer boarder seems to go on FOREVER. I'm sure that's due to the fact that each row gets two stitches longer and longer.

Blocking feels like magic, opening up the lace. I'm always amazed when I unpin it and the points stay pointed and the open areas remain open. Wool is great, even if knitting with it during a commute is like carrying an electric blanket in my lap. :-)

Knitting time was more than three months but less than four.

Here are its vitals:

Pattern: Highland Triangle Shawl (Ravelry Link) from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls. I didn't make any modifications to the pattern, except for the yarn. I did use a couple of laminated excel spreadsheets to keep track of the row counts.

Yarn: Knitpicks Merino Style in Hollyberry. I think I ordered 11 skeins, which would be a total of 1353 yards (at 123 yards per skein). I must have used 10 of them and a little bit of the 11th; I can only find a partial skein in my stash.

Needles: US size 8, also from Knitpicks. My needles for this project were Harmony Options. I started with a short cable and worked my way up gradually to a 60 inch cable (as each row grew LONGER).

Finished Size: As it was blocking, I measured the triangle -- 98 inches across the long edge and 46 inches from edge to point. Big.

I took the images in the middle of the night, as I was wrapping gifts, and then it went to live with its recipient (my mom), so there are not outside pictures. I gathered some hints for the knitting of this shawl the first time I completed it, and they can be found at this link.

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