FO: seraphim shawl

A long overdue post, but you know how it goes.

seraphim shawl

Seraphim Shawl
Pattern: Seraphim Shawl from Mimknits
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight in Obsidian, 3 skeins
Needles: 3.75 mm Addi Lace (love ’em)

This was a great knit – fast, easy but not boring, and super useful. It looks a little crumpled in the photos because I’ve been wearing it before I had a chance to photograph it! I like wrapping my triangular shawls around my neck as a nice big scarf, and this one works really well for warmth because of the mostly stockinette section.

seraphim lace

The pattern was well written and fun – it was easy to build up steam since the first many rows were just stockinette with yo’s at the edges and in the middle. There were a heck of a lot of stitches by the end, though, and those last couple rows took forever! It was well worth it – I finished the shawl in under three weeks, I think.

seraphim, done

I think the yarn works really well with the pattern – it’s a semi solid, but there isn’t so much variation that it detracts from the simplicity of the shape and the look of the lace pattern.

All in all, a super successful knit!






12 responses to “FO: seraphim shawl”

  1. gleek Avatar

    a totally successful knit! i love the yarn and pattern combination. a great fit.

  2. Michelle Avatar

    Beautiful. I have some merino tencel on my bobbin for this shawl right now. Hopefully I can finish mine just as quickly!

  3. Marie Avatar

    This is a shawl I can actually imagine making – as you say, lots of stockinette and then just a bit of detail at the edges (probably enough to get me in trouble but not so much to make it impossible to get through!) Thanks for the new item to add to my “someday” list!

  4. knitlady Avatar

    Wow, this is a pretty shawl! Congrats that it turned out so well!

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  6. Lydia / Windandsea Avatar

    I love it, and I love the color. I may have to add it to the to-do list! Very inspirational.

  7. Tanya Avatar

    Beautiful! I haven’t seen it made in sock yarn, or with earthtoney colors like these — very nice!

  8. alison Avatar

    Beautiful! And I agree that the yarn is an excellent match.

  9. Beth Avatar

    Such a beautiful shawl. The combination of the lacy border and the stockinette really shows off the yarn! I’ll have to add this to my list!

  10. adrienne Avatar

    WOW! Your shawl is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  11. Jody Avatar

    Gorgeous yarn and pattern!!

  12. Romi Avatar

    Very very pretty!

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