Thursday, April 21, 2011

Swallowtail Shawl Disappointment

I was SO excited to get started on my Swallowtail Shawl. I had gotten some beautiful Knit Picks Shadow Tonal in the Springtime colorway in a swap, and it took me a little while to suck up all of my apprehensions of failing at it and just go for it.

The pattern ended up being a much easier knit than I expected. Once I got used to the repeats I was able to fly right through it. In a week I had it all knitted and blocked, but that's where the disappointment comes in- it's small, much smaller than I expected. My mannequin is a "french mannequin" so it's small with a 17 inch waist, so it fit her much better than it fits me.

I was planning on wearing it for Easter, but now I'll have to scratch that idea. I'm not really into shawlettes and honestly have no idea what to do with it. It might be gifted.

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