Monday, 4 February 2013

F.O - Holden Shawlette.

I've done it. I've really done it. It might not seem like much, as many knitters have done it before me, but it's a massive achievement for me, and a massive step up to what I believe I am now capable of.

May I present my latest finished piece, the Holden Shawlette!

Being blocked on an old folded blanket

Closeup of the lace detail
Closeup of lace whilst being worn

I had to take a photo of myself wearing it before I gave it away!

From casting on to binding off, the entire thing took me 9 days, I'm not sure whether thats alot or a little, but I've burnt myself out a little now, I've been wanting to do this for so long and now I'm not sure what to do next! But I'm sure a quick browse of Ravelry will sort me out.

I have to say the most painful part of this project was the picot bind off, first time I've done it and it took FOREVER! I had 309 stitches to bind off with it and you had to keep casting on more! My hands ended up very achey and I had to take breaks, but I'm glad I pushed through!

For those of you who'd like to knit the Holden Shawlette for yourself, here is the Ravelry Link.

'Til next time!


  1. You should be very pleased with the shawl - its gorgeous! What yarn did you use? Perfect for the shawl!

  2. It's Ella Rae Merino Lace, I featured it in an earlier post, found it on a whim and saw it had been used in a lot of other Holden Shawlettes in ravelry! So it was a great buy, thanks for the lovely comment!

  3. Its really beautiful well done you! Great colour choice and you've photographed your FO so well :)

  4. So gorgeous! I've been meaning to knit a shawlette for a while now, but you've made me want to knit one even more now! I might try this pattern, how was it?

    1. Once I'd got the hang of the YO's and decreases it was relatively easy, the main problem I had last time was organising and following the chart, I'd often lose my place and end up repeating the wrong section etc. I think it was designed in mind for lace newbies and its definitely made me feel less intimidated for doing more advanced lace in the future. I highly recommend this though :)