Handmade summer lace shawl

Hello friends,
This beautiful summer shawl and gloves was knitted by my talented MIL as a birthday gift. You probably remember last christmas we shared the cost of the wool for a sweater which I helped to pick the pattern. Those were a total surprise. Aren’t these stunning?

She took so much care and you see that!

Both patterns were from ‘Let’s Knit’ magazine. The scarf pattern: ‘Sweet Jasmine’ is designed by Helen Ardley.

The scarf was knitted on 3mm needles and mittens on 4.5mm and 3.25mm needles.

The Touché Mittens pattern is from ‘Sublime Extra Fine Merino Lace Accessories Book’.

She used 3 x 25g balls of Sublime Extra Fine Merino Lace yarn to do the scarf and mittens.

I asked my MIL to share her experience and inspiration.

“I hadn’t tried knitting with lace yarn before so thought I would give it a go. It was a bit tricky but after 3 false starts and having to start again from the beginning – I cracked it at the 4th attempt using a ‘lifeline’ after each CORRECT pattern repeat! I was determined not to give up because they are so pretty and feminine and I was hoping you’d love them! I shall have a go at some more lace projects in the future.”-Mil

Awwwww, I do love it!How about you?

  • Lovely! I am a quarter sewist, a quarter knitter. Are you going to convert and give it a go?

  • Very pretty! I love knitting lace, glad to hear your MIL enjoyed it too.

  • That’s so lovely! What a wonderful gift!

  • It’s times like these that I wish I could knit Way to go Rachel!

  • Those are gorgeous, MIL did a fabulous job. Lucky woman, you!

  • What a lovely and thoughtful gift! Both the shawl and the gloves are gorgeous and look great on you.

  • Wow – they look really lovely, she did a great job

  • Beautiful. Such patience to re-do them 4 times!

  • So incredibly pretty. What a wonderful MIL you have x

  • Wow! So pretty! One day I want to be able to knit stuff like this! I’m pretty bad at knitting! I really should put some more time and effort into it 🙂

  • Those are so delicate and pretty! I may have to track down those magazines and add them to my stash and ever growing project list.

  • It’s do pretty and you look beautiful! I’ve not ventured much into lace knitting but this makes me want to!

  • They are both beautiful 🙂

  • These are beautiful, such a lovely present

  • It took me a few moment to understand what MIL means 🙂 What a talented woman! Nobody would say ‘no’ to a present like this! Absolutely beautiful!

  • Pretty! What a lovely present!

  • How lovely, they look great.

  • Kat

    Such a beautiful gift! They look stunning on you 🙂 Enjoy them both

  • What a beautiful gift. I bet that she likes the fact that you appreciate all the hard work it takes to create something by hand 🙂

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