FO: Pink Swallowtail Shawl

Evelyn A Clark’s Swallowtail Shawl, from the Fall 2006 edition of Interweave Knits. Now available free, from Evelyn’s web site. Knitted in a heavyweight lace 100% cashmere yarn from Colourmart.

My second Swallowtail Shawl. The first was in a Shetland style fingering-weight yarn from Kauni. This heavyweight lace yarn is much finer, and made a consequently smaller shawl – more of a triangular scarf really.

It's a head scarf?
It's a head scarf?

A very pretty thing indeed. Plenty of yarn left to make another.


When I was knitting this shawl I found that the pattern does not actually call for p5togtbl for the nupps, just p5tog. That made for faster progress but I have to confess that I preferred the tighter nupps in version 1 of this shawl.


I love the raspberry pink of this yarn. It is very difficult to photograph but the photo at the top of the page captures it pretty much accurately, I think. It is definitely not a pinky-pink as in the nupps photo.

Now, who shall I give it to?

Cast on Date:
September 8, 2008

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Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A Clark, from Interweave Knits: Fall 2006

Yarn: Colourmart Cashmere 3/28NM Heavy Lace Weight £23.16 per 150gm cone

Amount: 40 gms – about 370 metres

Cost: about £4.20

Colour: pink

Needles: 3.75mm aluminium straights

Stitches: n/a

Pattern Repeats: as printed

Blocked: Yes

Finished Size: 25″ by 46″

Cast Off: Lace cast off as written

Cast Off Date: April 12, 2009

Ravelry Project: Swallowtail Shawl

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It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

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One Comment

  1. Shirley
    September 17, 2009

    Your shawls are absolutely stunning! I’m just gonna have to woman up and make one….maybe……sigh….I’m too much of a wimp for lace but I do covet it!

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