Wedding ring shawl
Tuesday April 24th 2007, 11:45 am
Filed under: Knit

For those who google for patterns for wedding ring shawls, I’ll make it very simple: the definition of a wedding ring shawl is one that is knit so fine that you can take off your wedding ring and pull it through it (um, just watch out for catchy-edging prongs and the like. And try not to flip your ring across the room in the process like I did once if you don’t have a metal detector to help you track it down afterwards.)

I spent last week taking one of the largest of my circular shawl patterns and knitting it up with Fino baby alpaca/silk, a laceweight yarn but on the heavier side of laceweight, 875 yards to 100g; I used size 7 needles. I was pleased to see, when I got done, that it was wide enough around not only for me but for a friend who is a goodly bit larger than I am.

I never thought…But I was curious, and what could it hurt to try. And look at that ring!

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I’ve considered knitting such a crazy thing, but only because I’d have an advantage — I have big fingers!

Comment by Kristine 04.24.07 @ 1:27 pm

That looks beautiful. Do we get to see a fully laid out pic too? Please?

Comment by Lisa 04.24.07 @ 2:32 pm

Size 7, Kristine (waving mesmerizing pendulum back-and-forth before your eyes). Size 7. You. Can. Do. It. Lol!

Lisa, I would dearly love to. I can’t quite yet; can you wait till June 11?

Comment by AlisonH 04.24.07 @ 4:26 pm

That. is. cool. Forgive me, I’m sleep deprived, so my stuff may not make sense, but I really love the idea of this. I’m going to have to learn to knit lace.

(adds ‘lace’ to ‘to-knit’ list)

Comment by Miss Knotty 04.24.07 @ 5:42 pm

*gasp* It’s gorgeous!

Comment by Romi 04.24.07 @ 5:42 pm

There will come a time when all I will want to knit is lace…I can feel it in my knitting fingers. Your dying, lace knitting, and Kaffe Fasset knitted projects are a dream.

Comment by Beatriz 04.25.07 @ 7:52 am

I second the request for a picture of the shawl fulling laid out–right now it’s tantalizing.

Hmm I wonder if I can make a shawl that that will slide through my size 4.5 ring?

Comment by Birdwell 04.25.07 @ 1:34 pm

It’s hard not to show off lots of pictures before my book comes out! Six more weeks. After all this time, it’s so close!

Comment by AlisonH 04.26.07 @ 8:00 pm

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