Many years ago I found this beautiful baby shawl in an old knitting book that belonged to my mother. I knit it, for the first time, when I was only 15 years old. Since then I have knit dozens; for my three children, my 8 grandchildren and custom ordered sales.
I have adapted the original pattern to modern knitting terminoligy and knit several shawls to make sure there are no errors in my pattern. The shawl in the photo was knit with acrylic yarn and not blocked. If it was knit with a natural fibre it could be blocked to a larger size, opening up the stunning lace design.
I designed my Ribbons and Lace Christening Gown to be a perfect match to the Shetland Lace Shawl.
Each of these PDF patterns can be purchased from my Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Nittineedles
Friday, December 09, 2011
This is one of my most popular patterns. It took me months to design and I knit not just one but two samples to make sure there were no errors in the pattern.
The gowns in the photos were knit with acrylic yarn and were not blocked. If the dress was knit with a natural fibre the skirt could be blocked for more length.
This hierloom quality Christening gown was designed to be a perfect match to the Shetland Lace Shawl.
Each of these PDF patterns can be purchased from my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Nittineedles