Friday, October 4, 2013

Fiber Arts Friday: Acadian Shawl, part 4

I finished up the Acadian Shawl over the weekend.

Wove in the ends, removed the Life Lines and Blocked it.

I was going back and forth about weather to severely block this shawl with blocking wires or just to stretch and flatten...  I opted for stretch and flatten.

Dimensions prior to blocking:  54.5 x 14.5 inches

Dimensions during blocking:  74.5 x 12.5 inches

It might seem strange that it's 2 inches narrower after blocking, but it is 20 inches longer.  ;-)

This fabric has a very nice drape, but I am seeing there might be a benefit to having a mannequin.  ;-)

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!


Nancy McCarroll said...

Good for you for finishing the lovely shawl!

Jocelyn said...

Yay! Beautiful! Queued!

city garden country garden said...

What a beautiful shawl! I have never blocked anything I've knitted, and don't really know anything about it. Perhaps one day you could do a post about the advantages and different options for blocking?

Andria said...

Looks lovely, and the color is fab.

WonderWhyGal said...


It turned out beautifully! I love the natural color with the design and the blocking looks great.

I got my dress forms from craigs list. Definitely worth it.

Voie de Vie said...

That turned out super - congratulations on completing it!

One dress form is definitely worth it, and depending on the type you get and where you place it, can be a nice design touch in the room.

Spinster Beth said...

Very pretty!

Vivian said...

I'm not surprised at all the garter stitch stretched the scarf length-wise during blocking. It looks beautiful, great stitch definition!