FO - Lace Christening Shawl FINALLY FINISHED!

It’s finally finished!!! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

I wanted to make a lace christening shawl for my new grandson, something that would be an heirloom that his bride might also wear on their wedding. And I don’t remember why, but I wanted to knit it out of very tiny yarn and unreasonably tiny needles. :shrug: :shrug:

Having never knitted lace before, and considering that my skill level is not at the shetland lace level, it didn’t turn out too badly.

Don’t look too close at the pictures, there are lots of errors, but as I told my daughter-in-law, what it lacks in craftmanship, I made up for in love.

I’m just so glad that it is finished, I’ve been working on it for over 3 months. It’s been frogged countless times, and I am excited by the prospect of knitting socks, booties, or anything that isn’t lace!

:passedout: That is incredibly beautiful!!

Wow, that’s beautiful

WOW~!! :cheering:

Absolutely gorgeous and a true heirloom!

:notworthy: That is a magnificent gift!

Wow, Socks are gonna be like so easy…


That’s exquisite!!! Everything from now on should be a piece of cake! :cheering: :cheering:

It is beautiful!

Oh my!! :notworthy: :notworthy:

Thanks y’all. Ingrid, you helped me to figure out the pattern when I first started it - it is a vintage pattern and had some conflicting instructions. You helped me to translate it and be able to knit it.

Thanks!!! :hug:

That’s amazing work!!! :inlove:

I am speechless it is so beautiful.

it’s so beautiful it makes me wanna cry :notworthy: amazing!!! great job!


That’s too gorgeous. What yarn and size needle did you use? I am tempted to knit a Christening shawl, but need to find an easy lace pattern. Was this pattern easy if not time consuming?

Wow! :thud:

:notworthy: Wow…that is so beautiful, you did an awesome job!

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:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

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I used Fino yarn, a laceweight alpaca/silk blend and the needle size was a 5 which isn’t that small, but it seemed smaller because of the yarn.

I bought the pattern on Ebay, it is a P & B Classic shetland shawl pattern, over 60 years old. It probably wasn’t that hard, because I’m honestly not that good a knitter, but it was very very time consuming and you had to pay attention to it all the time, so it wasn’t a TV knitting project. Every time I tried to knit on it while watching TV, I had to frog back several rows.