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June 17, 2011

From Sally — Is It a Handkerchief or a Shawl? That is the question . . .

Filed under: Crown Prince Shawl — surly @ 3:24 pm

While Susan rips through project after project, I am very slowly knitting what I fear will turn out to be a handkerchief rather than a shawl.  My Crown Prince shawl seems tiny.  Tiny.  I know it is only half-finished.  I know it will have an additional border going all the way around.  I know it isn’t blocked and should stretch.  But, and this bears repeating, it’s tiny.

Off to do some more knitting. I’m sure my sister will have another finished project within the next day or so.

P.S. To be clear, I am only halfway through the main portion of the shawl (before the border). So it will definitely be larger than it is, but I am not convinced it will be the large square shawl I was envisioning when I started out.


  1. Tiny, perhaps…but oh, so lovely! And the look of it in the window convinces me that I’ll need to knit some lace for a curtain for the window of our porch’s side door!

    Comment by twinsetjan — June 17, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

  2. Tiny but beautiful. Is there any chance that you can lengthen it?

    Comment by Beverly — June 17, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

  3. All of the Eastonian stuff I’ve done seemed way too small to me too. Just wait, the magic will happen. *grin*

    There’s a new saying for that ya’ know:

    Remain calm,
    and knit on.

    Comment by Patricia — June 17, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

  4. Lovely, artful photo!!

    Comment by Ann — June 17, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

  5. Exquisite! Love all those nupps!! What a great idea to knit a lace stole for a window curtain – sigh, someday!

    Comment by Kathy W. — June 17, 2011 @ 11:44 pm

  6. I’m knitting a Shetland Shawl from Folk Shawls and have learned one great truth. (Or at least the truth of it so far) If you think the shawl will be too small, don’t fall for it and make it bigger. Just do exactly what it says. It will be a blanket before you know it. Or so it happens with Shetland shawls made in a Shetland like 2 ply.

    Comment by Needles — June 18, 2011 @ 8:04 am

  7. PS Its beautiful!

    Comment by Needles — June 18, 2011 @ 8:05 am

  8. I don’t know about the tiny part, but it is absolutely gorgeous!!! I can’t wait to see the finished piece – it really is beautiful!

    Comment by Barb — June 18, 2011 @ 11:10 am

  9. tiny or not……….this is one beautiful shawl!!!!!!!

    Comment by Sue J — June 18, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

  10. Whatever it is, it’s gorgeous. And worth finishing.

    Comment by Chloe — June 18, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

  11. It’s beautiful.

    Comment by 2muchfun — June 19, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

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