Shawl for WW1 film Finshed!

March 1st, 2014

ww1 film pic
(picture By Judith Brodnicki)

Well that was a horrid few weeks! We are almost back to full health now, I still can’t smell a thing, and keep blowing my nose! but feel so much better, I have lost count of how long we had flu but I know it was/is more than 3 weeks!!

So a progress report for the shawl/scarf that I have been knitting for the WW1 film (Tell Them Of Us)…as you may have guessed from reading the blog title, one of them is finished, the black one.. knitted up in Rowan wool, I had hoped to keep you all up to date – ball by ball, but that went out the window! a shame really but these things are out of our control…I had hoped to have it finished a lot sooner but it made it there in time so I am happy!

It took a little under a month for me to knit up (with flu) so not bad going really.

I used 10 balls of 4ply yarn (50g) and it measured around 5’5″ *EDIT* measured this again it is more like 7’5″ 😮

and here is the finished item…

shawl scarf
shawl scarf

My favourite part to knit was the boarders, each end took 30g of wool (60g for both ends) to knit up and as it was lace work I really got into it.

Edging
Edging

I did one end while I was really feeling ill, very sleepy so it was nice to be able to knit one scallop then have a nap and do another and nap…..and soon it was done

marker holding the stitch to drop
marker holding the stitch to drop

when casting off the boarder the pattern tells you to drop a stitch…all the way down to the end (1st row) I have to say I found the idea of this very scary even before I picked up my needles! one of my thoughts was, ‘what if I accidentally drop the wrong one!’ it was just waaaay out of my comfort zone and it felt as if I was going against everything we are taught as knitters!

as I was knitting it up dropping the stitch didn’t seem like a good idea, it just didn’t make sense to drop it on that stitch, maybe a few higher, above the scallops, but not were it was suggesting! I checked, and double checked but it was the stitch the pattern said so with a deep breath and some faith I dropped the stitch…

not a great picture but you can see the dropped stitches
not a great picture but you can see the dropped stitches

….well I think my faith was misplaced!! it doesn’t look much like the picture I had! the two scallops on the left and the ones with the dropped stitches, and the ones on the right are the ones that were not dropped! my instincts were right I shouldn’t drop the stitch….at least not there… so I ran to Annie (Knitsofacto) to double check what was right, and to my relief she agreed, so I took to it with a crochet hook and began picking up the dropped stitches…. I have to admit before I did this I thought I would have to rip back the 3 scallops I had already dropped, but to my great relief it was fairly easy to pick up!

so their we have it, a quick run trough of the scarf, I do have more pictures of the progress but I wont bore you with all of them, here is one that I took and realized just how long it was getting!

after 6 balls (I think!)
after 6 balls (I think!)

after this I had to start taking pictures along the back of our sofa as it was getting too long!

It has now been sent off for filming, a picture will follow of it on filming day…

For more knitted items from this film take a look here- Orkney to Omaha!

and don’t forget a few patterns are available to buy!

by Juniper Askew

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4 comments on “Shawl for WW1 film Finshed!”

  1. Tina commented on 1st March 201410:50 pm

    I love it!


  2. Talking Trees Gallery commented on 2nd March 201412:31 am

    So cool!


  3. Missy's Crafty Mess commented on 4th March 20142:27 pm

    That is amazing. I love looking at the items worn in movies.


    1. juniperaskew commented on 4th March 20146:27 pm

      Thank you, there are so many fantastic knits (and sewn things) in this film that have just blown me away!


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