Echo Flower Shawl

I haven’t even shared a cheeky preview of this finished object. Over the past months, I have been knitting the most beautiful shawl for my Mum for her birthday. Finally it arrived in New Zealand, so now I can share photos of it here too!

I used the patternĀ Echo Flower Shawl, which is available free on Ravelry. The pattern itself is a little confusing, especially for me, who has never knitted a triangular shawl before. The beauty of Ravelry is though, every pattern has a built-in support community, and I found answers to many of my questions there.

I am so incredibly happy with the finished shawl, the flowers are gorgeous and delicate, and the edge with Estonian-lace-inspired “nupps” (the little bobbles) is just amazing. Anyway, fewer words, more pictures. These photos were taken at Park Sanssoucci, near my home in Potsdam. The temperature on this day was about 30 c, and it was very hot taking photos of a wool scarf! So you can see that the rest of my outfit certainly doesn’t match the cosiness of the Echo Flower Shawl.

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Infront of the Orangerie in Park Sanssoucci – I am so lucky to have such a photogenic location right around the corner!

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Packaged up and ready to send to New Zealand

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Flowers on the edge of the shawl

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The wingspan – I found these photos on Ravelry to be very useful in estimating how many repeats of the lace pattern I would need in order to get the size shawl I wanted. I did 15 repeats of the flower pattern in laceweight yarn.

Detail of the flower pattern

Detail of the edge with nupps.

 

 

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