Results: Quaker Ridge Shawlette

At long last, I present to you the results of my Quaker Ridge Shawlette poll & the finished project!

To remind everyone, I asked for help on deciding how to finish up my Quaker Ridge Shawlette: Ruffle or No Ruffle?  You spoke up & I listened.

The final tally was:

35% voted for the Ruffle             65% voted for No Ruffle

edge close-upHere is a snapshot of the finished edge. I went with the ruffle-less edge and the beaded bind-off. I love the beads Alisa from Firefly Fibers picked for this yarn.

close up spiral qrsAnd I love this colorway (Madelinetosh Pashmina in Cove). It is reminds me of a coastal pond.

on back

I lost the light for a moment taking this pic & my camera and tripod setup gave me a smidge of grief, but I wanted to give you an idea of the size. I did an extra two repeats of the main pattern to add length since I skipped the ruffle. I probably could have added at least one more with the remaining yarn, but as you can see it is pretty good sized. I am glad I stopped when I did.

qrs on tableIsn’t it pretty (and kind of huge — it takes up my whole kitchen table!)?

close-up

Let me just say that I have had so much fun working on this project. I knew I would love the finished shawl, but I was a little unsure how wild I’d be for the process on this one. Now that I have finished I can say that in all honesty it was one of the most fun knits I have worked on in a while. Interesting, but not hard by any means, it held my attention without consuming it. Perfect for TV watching or chatting with friends as you click away.

As always, Susan B Anderson did a great job of being thorough & clear in her pattern writing and delivered yet again with a classic, simple knit that becomes an instant ‘must wear.’ I’m so happy I finally got around to knitting this beautiful shawl!

Thank you to all who voted in the poll — I absolutely love my Quaker Ridge Shawlette!

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