Alexandra Shawl

I am so glad we decided to use red for this shawl. I just love it!

Alexandra Shawl

I took these pictures on my new Samsung GS5 which I got this week. I loved my GS3 and planned to upgrade this year. I was trying to hold out for a 32GB version but caved and got the 16GB a few days ago. It does take pretty good pictures. They look even better on the phone itself since it has an awesome display.

Alexandra Shawl

Anyway, back to the shawl. As a reminder this is another of Dee O’Keefe’s designs, Alexandra and is knit from Classic Merino Superwash Sock in the color Ruby. We used just under 2 skeins and size 5 US needles for our sample.

Alexandra Shawl

We have the pattern on our website and Dee has it available on Ravelry.

Alexandra Shawl

It is on the large side as written. I measured it after blocking at roughly 68” at the top edge and 33” at the center spine.

Alexandra Shawl

Joanie grudgingly consented to modeling it for me. :-)

Alexandra Shawl

I took a few pre-blocking and during blocking shots too. Here is how it looked before it’s soak. It’s amazing to watch the transformation isn’t it?

Alexandra Shawl

In the tub with some shampoo for a soak and then into the washing machine for a spin.

Alexandra Shawl

Here it is on the blocking wires.

Alexandra Shawl

I probably should have reversed the order and done these first but I hated to keep you in suspense. :-)

In other knitting news, the other three shawls, Nadira, Edwina, and Kimani have all hit the border stage but I didn’t bother with new pictures just yet. We should have three more off the needles very soon. Joanie has already started a new shawl which I fill you in on the details of in my next post.

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