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January 28, 2013

From Susan — It’s Me Again

Filed under: Lyra by Niebling,Updates — lv2knit @ 11:32 pm

It is me again, but it is also Lyra again!  I know this will sound strange, but I kind of forgot about my poor Lyra shawl.  I finished it last November right before the wedding and the holidays and then “poof!”  Out of sight, out of mind.

I wanted to make another Lyra from Day 1.  I always felt that it would be a stunning shawl, BUT as a circular shawl, you lose the drama.  When you fold a circular shawl in half to wear it, you hide all of the lace.  So why bother?

So, I decided long ago to re-knit a half Lyra.  I was inspired last summer at knitting camp when a dear friend was wearing her Lyra Shawl – a shawl that she WON!  She had not knit a stitch of it.  Wow.  What a prize it was!

I decided on red and the hunt was on (I have too so many shawls – I kind of need to think about what color I don’t have).  I bought some Fyberspates Scrumptious Laceweight in Cherry – a stunning mix of merino and silk.  The knitting was very satisfying and I love the shawl.

Susan’s Lyra Shawl in Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace, Color Cherry (I used 75 gms or 820.5 yards)

Lyra is Niebling’s masterpiece — complex and highly recognizable.  Like Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to knitters.   Unique and beautiful.


  1. Stunning! Brilliant! Wonderful! I’ve never knit with Fyberspates laceweight, but love their scrumptious yarns — great texture, sheen, and the colors – Gorgeous!!

    Comment by Pam — January 28, 2013 @ 11:53 pm

  2. holy, smokes ~ drop dead gorgeous!!! I’m working on my first Niebling (Fruehling) – I can only hope it turns out half as nice! Melissa

    Comment by Melissa — January 28, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

  3. Absolutely beautiful and it is indeed a work of art. Wow, I am so inspired and impressed! I don’t know how I’ll do with a Niebling, but some day I’m going to try!

    Comment by annie — January 29, 2013 @ 3:44 am

  4. Soooooooooooo beautiful ???????


    Comment by Nadja — January 29, 2013 @ 6:31 am

  5. So beautiful! Sometimes I kind of wish I could wear a shawl – I think they look lovely on the women like you, who CAN wear them! But on me…not so much. Still, I can admire them, and this one is certainly gorgeous.

    Comment by Quinn — January 29, 2013 @ 8:50 am

  6. oh my!

    Comment by Suzan — January 29, 2013 @ 9:09 am

  7. I’m absolutely in awe!

    Comment by Kerin — January 29, 2013 @ 9:30 am

  8. So love it!!

    Comment by Penny — January 29, 2013 @ 9:44 am

  9. It is absolutely beautiful, Susan.

    Comment by Renate BAur — January 29, 2013 @ 10:15 am

  10. I didn’t really “get” it when you said it was a circular shawl and you just knit half – but then the lightbulb went on and I finally”got” it- DUH!!! Seriously, I don’t think there are words to describe how truly stunningly beautiful this! Masterpiece is just the start .

    Comment by Barb — January 29, 2013 @ 10:23 am

  11. Breathtakingly beautiful!!

    Comment by monica — January 29, 2013 @ 10:46 am

  12. Holy crap, that’s stunning! That’s stop-in-your-tracks-&-stand-slack-jawed gorgeous. Wow.

    Comment by Samina — January 29, 2013 @ 11:17 am

  13. How gorgeous!

    Comment by Cheryl S. — January 29, 2013 @ 11:57 am

  14. Wow! Words fail me.

    Comment by technikat — January 29, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

  15. Gorgeous!

    Comment by Cheryl — January 29, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

  16. I just can’t get over how beautiful this is! I love the design, of course, and I am a big fan of red, so I think it is perfect!

    Comment by Joanna — January 29, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

  17. Oh my. How utterly beautiful. Not only beautifully knitted, but beautifully blocked. Brilliant job.

    Comment by LauraSue — January 29, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

  18. Wow. Just utterly gorgeous! Breathtaking.

    How much yarn did the half shawl take? I have about half a skein of that same fiberspates left over in my stash…

    Comment by Linda — January 29, 2013 @ 10:42 pm

  19. Stunning!!! You inspire me to knit something HALF that beautiful!

    Comment by Kathy — January 29, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

  20. Simply gorgeous!

    Comment by Cathy L — January 29, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

  21. I want it.

    Comment by surly — January 30, 2013 @ 10:38 am

  22. Wow! Stunning in any color, I bet! Brilliant idea. The concept of a round shawl has prevented me from knitting one. You lose the pattern! Great solution.

    Comment by Julia — January 30, 2013 @ 11:27 am

  23. Oh my yes. A Neibling book is next on my list. When I buy said Neibling book, I will get the lyra pattern with it. And oh yes, it will be mine too.

    Comment by Needles — January 30, 2013 @ 11:42 am

  24. Woo, pretty! Way beyond pretty, actually. What a great shawl!

    Comment by Lisle — January 30, 2013 @ 4:23 pm

  25. absolutely beautiful! I saw the picture on the Ravelry pattern page, what an honor!

    Comment by kimber — January 30, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

  26. Stupendous! I absolutely have to make the shawl. Although, of course, I already have about 6 active projects and who knows how many resting … I am thinking about Schaefer Andrea.

    Comment by Astrid — January 30, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

  27. Stunning Lyra! I own the pattern for the full version and would really love to knit just the half as you have done. Any tips on converting? Though I’m a very experience shawl knitter, I’m strangely anxious that I’ll do something critically wrong.

    Comment by Tina M. — January 30, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

  28. Wow. Just . . . WOW!

    Comment by Kym — January 31, 2013 @ 8:16 am

  29. Really impressive! So beautiful! I love it!

    Comment by Mary — February 2, 2013 @ 6:14 am

  30. Incredible!…your knitting skills as well as this beautiful shawl. You are an inspiration.

    Comment by Beth — February 2, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

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