Charlotte’s Web Shawl

There are some projects and goals that lay on the wayside for the duration of time it takes to graduate from high school. Case in point, I have had these Koigu mill ends since 2008 which were always slated to become a Charlotte’s Web Shawl.

After I found out I was having a baby, it seemed like hundreds of strangers and friends wanted to tell me how little time I would ever have to myself, labor and delivery horror stories, advice (some good!),  more horror stories and very personal inquiries. Regarding the knitting, I took this time to finally make myself this particular shawl – before my life is over and I never have a minute to myself! I jest.

Here is the yarn. Mike helped me to put them in order for the shawl.

Koigu-Mill-Ends-Rosies-Yarn-Cellar-Charlottes-Web-Shawl-KnitMy illustration from four years ago was inspiration to someday knit this!

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I really just wanted to knit this shawl for the fringe.

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Here is the finished shawl. It’s huge. It’s about my height fully stretched out, so around 66 inches.

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I’m really happy with how it turned out. Once I got the hang of the lace pattern, it was pretty easy, but I recommend placing a lifeline in case you mess up. I messed up and restarted it at least three times. This is not to scare you off, just to provide some realistic expectations.

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This colorful detail below is one of my favorite parts of the shawl.

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Well, besides the fringe of course! I held myself back from adding beads or sequins!

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I don’t know why I waited so long, but it was worth the wait!

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8 thoughts on “Charlotte’s Web Shawl

  1. Hahaha! This was purely about knitting, Suzy! I have no idea about raising a kid yet. But I would like to not be one of those people who tells everyone how horrible their life will be once they have their child 🙂

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