Victorian Lilac Lace

I had such high hopes for this shawlette! I was going to give it to my mom for Christmas but after I bound off and blocked I found the bind off was too tight! It didn't want to block to nice points like I had envisioned. I thought it might still work out though.  What I didn't realize was how it would it pull and curl at the edge in an unflattering way.

You can see in this picture how the edge tends to curl. Now granted my mom may not have noticed this but I find it glaring. It makes me sad.

This was a lovely yarn purchase from the Kangaroo Dyer. The yarn is called Victorian Lilac and is very pretty! I love the purples and greys, so trendy right now. Poet Seat is a 50/50 blend of silk and merino wool and feels super soft. I'd love to order more of this yarn in the future. Silken shawls feel so nice against the neck and this shawlette doesn't disappoint there.

The pattern is called the Travelling Woman Shawl  by Liz Abinante,  a very popular pattern on Ravelry with over 5000 projects. I can see why too, it's easy to knit and looks classy.

I'm going to try this pattern again one of these days with a better, stretchier bind off. But right now this little shawl is worn only occasionally to work when the mood strikes. Too bad...


  1. It's beautiful!! But I understand how a bind off can be frustrating when it wont' play nice. have you tried Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off? it's amazing. Here's the link to a tutorial on it:

  2. thanks Julie! That's just what I was looking for!


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