The Shawl

Myrtle leaf shawl with willow border

Now that the wedding is past, I thought I should post some pictures of my shawl. I decided near the beginning of the year that I wanted to knit a shawl for my wedding and after some looking around, I decided on the Myrtle Leaf Shawl with Willow Border from Victorian Lace Today.

I cast on for the shawl at the beginning of June and it was completely finished with ends sewn in and blocked sometime in October.

This was an ambitious project for my second lace project but absolutely worth all the stress and difficulty in the end since it is far and away the most beautiful thing that I have ever knitted (or probably will again).

I’m still having trouble taking good photographs of it. The picture at the start of the post was taken in the cottage that we spent our honeymoon in and the one at the end shows me wearing it on the day.


Contrary to popular suggestion at the wedding, the shawl is not destined to become a family heirloom and live in a box to be used as a christening shawl. I love it far too much not to wear it as often as I possibly can!

2 thoughts on “The Shawl

  1. It is absolutely gorgeous (and I love the lighting in that first photo too!). The drape is just perfect and the detail is incredible. I’m still very impressed that you finished it so quickly.

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