On May 11, Anne-Lise Maigaard offered her pattern for the Alberta Shawl, for free, to anyone who donated to a group providing relief to the victims of the wild fires in Fort McMurray.
I made a donation to the Edmonton Humane Society and encouraged others to do the same. I also heard about Anne-Lise's generous offer from my friend Cheryl of Grandma CoCo's Designs.
On June 1, we challenged each other to a knit along. It wasn't a race, just a chance to work together, even though we live about 2 hours apart. As one of us got to a tricky section and worked it out, we would tell the other how we solved the problem.
It took us six weeks, many emails, and a lot of beads, but now we are done.
I had a hard time finding a towel big enough to lay under it. You can't quite see the whole shawl.
A closer view of the lace. My points aren't all exactly the same, but the fault is in the blocking. Doesn't it look like a giant lace doily?
The yarn is Gloss Lace, by Knit Picks, 70% merino wool, 30% silk, and 100% a joy to knit with. The colourway is Sterling. The shawl has in excess of 700 beads and about 600 m of yarn.
Cheryl's blog and see how hers turned out.