Monday, 17 May 2010

Princess Mary's Shawl



When the Danish crown princess and crown prince had their children babtised the babies where carried wrapped in a shawl Princess Mary got from her mother - I believe it was originally a Shetlandic design (probably from Unst, to be exact).

Cecilie, who I used to go to school with, is having her first child in 15 days, which happens to be my birthday too. She asked me if I would be interested in making this quite famous 'Mary shawl' for her baby (she would pay me and all). Since I had been thinking about making this very shawl just for the fun of it, I agreed. And it was fun to knit! :) It's huge so it takes around 100 hours to make. Consider yourself warned.

Today I handed it over to Cecilie; she seemed to be very pleased with the result.



I forgot to weigh it but I think it's just around 300 g. It's made with Arwetta Extra Fine Merino, which is very soft and a nice yarn to work with.

8 comments:

TBS said...

Uh, that shawl is almost enough to make me want to have a baby. Just like Sif's cakes are reason enough to get married.

You people are dangerous to be around.

PS - tak for sidst!

Tone said...

Det er nydelig! Så snill du er Karin!

bibbisbobler said...

Wow, det er smukt. Du er go for dælen! :o)

Karin aka Guin said...

Thanks! :)

Pernille said...

seriøst, det er sq bare smukt det der

mummyslife said...

Is there a pattern floating around for this? I'm dying to make it, and i've nearly exhausted google

MaddyP said...

I am finding this four years after you originally showed us the Princess Mary Shawl. But it's never too late to applaud. Your work is incredible! I can almost feel the fluffy, cloudlike softness. Just gorgeous! I don't know where, how, or when, but I am determined to find the 100 (plus some for a slower knitter such as myself) hours to immerse myself in this project. I hope that the mommy and the baby for whom you made it will cherish and care for it. It is truly an heirloom piece. Congratulations!!

MaddyP said...

To Mummyslife, I found the pattern on Ravelry.com. It is a free pattern and available in English and Danish. The link is as follows: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/babysvbet---det-hele-kongerige

Good luck!