February 13, 2011

Ethereal Alpaca Cloud

Filed under: Knitting — sarahboirin @ 4:44 pm

When I saw this was the Ravelry Beginning Lace Knitters February 2011 KAL I just had to join !

The pattern was devised by Lakshmi Juneja and featured on her blog

The designer gave permission for her Charts to be reworked by Karen & Sandra from Ravelry and the excitement was building !

This is a triangular shawl that is knit from the centre/top downwards and outwards.  Here is a helpful link that explains how shawls can be constructed

I chose to knit with Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud in Peppermint.  Here are some progress photos :

Ethereal Shawl in Progress

I also decided to add some beads in Chart 2.  I found this tutorial really helpful for adding beads

Ethereal Shawl Beading

It took me just over a week to complete the shawl.  I found some really useful pointers for blocking lace from the Rock and Purl blog

Here is the shawl blocking :

During Blocking

I recommend the blocking wires and T-pins from Knit Picks for this !

Here are some photos of the finished shawl taken in natural lighting :


Finished Shawl

It’s so gorgeous I’m going to knit another, increasing the number of leaves in Chart 1 thereby enlarging the shawl and also adding more beads in both Chart 1 and 2.



  1. aww!! The beads on this are SO beautiful. Your knitting is just amazing!! I think you must be good at just about everything you try!!!

    Comment by EuroTrash — April 21, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

  2. This is absolutely beautiful…I have seen the Ethereal pattern on Raverly of course but shyed away from it as I thought it might be complicated.

    But it looks so gorgeous I may add it to my list! I love your yarn choices too.

    Comment by Claire Park — April 25, 2011 @ 9:28 am

  3. This shawl is stunning! I have three skeins of this peppermint colorway in my stash and was delighted to see how it knit up.

    Comment by Michelle — July 6, 2011 @ 7:44 pm

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