FO On Thursday: Gardens Of Giverny Shawl

I finally took Tuesday morning to bind off Gardens Of Giverny. It’s a picot bind off on loads of stitches so I knew I had to set aside a good chunk of time to get it all done at once. Since it was finished I popped it into the sink with a drop or two of Eucalan and then wandered the house trying to figure out where I could block it. I can’t use the living room floor any more. Myles is too interested if you know what I mean. I ended up using the extra bed in N’s room. I’m sure he was thrilled to see a shawl blocking when he got home. Because of limited space and my tiny bit too tight edge I wasn’t able to block it as full as possible. It’s plenty big enough and looks nice.

The pattern is Gardens Of Giverny by Alina Appasova. The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd sock in color in the clouds and The Loopy Ewe solid series in iron.

Here’s a little close up showing the spots of color in the white yarn.

The pattern is well written and easy to understand. The only thing I didn’t like was the fact that the bind off instructions said what to do but not how to do it. It said to look it up online. I wouldn’t mind this in a free pattern but I think a pattern that you pay for should include all the instructions to complete the project.

Both skeins of yarn were from stash so as of now I have used 3 of the 9 skeins I want to use from stash this year.


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29 Responses to FO On Thursday: Gardens Of Giverny Shawl

  1. Stunning work, Karen! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. It is absolutely beautiful. Well done. I love the colours you worked with, they work so well together. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. It’s beautiful, congrats!

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  4. Alissa Head says:

    Itโ€™s gorgeous!

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  5. polwygle says:

    Wow, that turned out magnificently!

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  6. quilt32 says:

    The adjectives I was considering have already been used – stunning, beautiful, gorgeous, magnificent – and I agree. Also agree with your comments on the lack of instructions for the edging.

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  7. matushkaanna says:

    Good job! The visual impact of the whole shawl is quite something!

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  8. BeckySefton says:

    That is beautiful!! I’d love to be able to make something beautiful like that ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Beautiful, and well worth the angst. Well done.

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  10. kathyreeves says:

    I thought it would look nice, but this is really quite stunning, very beautiful! You have a Great eye for putting yarns together, Karen!

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  11. Just beautiful, and from stash yarn too! Win, win, win!

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  12. salpal1 says:

    It looks so pretty! I love the little pops of color. Do you like it better now that it is finished and blocked?

    Good job being 1/3 through your goals in just 1/6 of a year!

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  13. LDSVenus says:

    Wow that turned out beautifully!! I can see you wearing that on a night out :).

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  14. ReginaMary says:

    OK, so all those photos you have posted previously did not do this justice. Probably because it was all smooshed up. This is absolutely stunning. I love your choice of yarn. Was this the project that you were getting tired of? Way to go!

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  15. chrisknits says:

    Yippee!! A wonderful finish. I am puulingbout the seriously dtalled dhawl and WILL finish it this week. I hope. ๐Ÿ˜

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  16. Absolutely stunning!

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  17. knitterjules says:

    Beautiful! And well done for persevering and getting it done-definitely worth the effort ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. AJ says:

    It looks great and youโ€™re doing well at using your stash!

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  19. That is beautiful! It looks really great, and extra kudos for using up stash! That is a great goal, and you are achieving it in style ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Kim says:

    Stunningly beautiful!

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  21. Emma says:

    It looks so great, those colours are amazing!

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  22. slippedstitches says:

    You did a wonderful job! It’s beautiful!

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  23. YarnyDragonfly says:

    Oh, WOW! That is gorgeous! I can see this at the Topsfield Fair…

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  24. Stefanie says:

    How this blossomed after communing with Eucalan! This looks terrific.

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  25. Olivia says:


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  26. jrhardin2014 says:

    Ambitious & really beautiful! I see why you liked my post about Kate Davies & what she did to get her life back after a stroke.

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