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Yarn review: Rowan Fine Lace

Cobweb 922 and Retro 923

Rowan Fine Lace has always been one of my favorite lace yarns. I’ve been using it for more than 10 years and will use it in the future. It is very beautiful, luxurious and high-quality yarn from England.

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How it’s made

I thought it would be interesting to show how shawl is created from scratch, what happens behind closed doors.
I must say, there are reasons why not every pattern is done this way. Since this work was done by me personally, I didn’t quite finish pattern before starting. I will add comment where I did things differently.

My pattern How It’s Made (available for free) was translated to Danish by Marianne Holmen on How cool is that 🙂

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Is shawl only for special occasion?

Year is 2012, just turned 21, still wearing Swallowtail. This was my 2nd or 3rd shawl I knitted. Still remember my mother helping me with blocking on living room floor.

I’d say, it is not. My first shawls were Swallowtails by Evelyn A. Clark and I used heavier lace weight mohair blend. I made one for myself and few for colleagues. I wore mine every winter for years, first on wool coat and later on with leather jacket.

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