It was great to receive this pretty shawl pin as a gift this year. It just happens to look nice with my new shawl.
All done! This shawl is really light and warm. It measures about 17.5″x63″. I twisted the fringes with my new Leclerc gadget.
I never did post the final picture of this 7' triloom shawl I finished back in November, so here it is now. It was woven using the continuous bias method, which creates a soft looking, pretty weave. The yarn was Manos Maxima, and I over-purchased the amount because I couldn't do the math right on the spot while standing in the store. That's why I had enough for the simple gray scarf I just finished, and another skein for a future project. So let that be a lesson to you: if you make a mistake with your weaving calculations, try to over do it, especially if the yarn is Manos Maxima. 😉
I had some trouble finishing the shawl. The yarn was so soft and light that it didn't felt evenly, and I had to try twice–the first time hand washing with warm water and the second with hot–before I was content with the look and feel.
I’m really pleased with this little shawl, woven at the 5′ setting of my triloom on the bias. I felted it lightly, and the basket weave looks pretty.