I make no excuse for the large number of photos here.
I. Love. Laminaria.
Elizabeth Freeman's Laminaria from Knitty
It's lovely isn't it!!
I used two skeins of Violet Green's beautifully soft 2ply laceweight 55% Silk/ 45% Cashmere on 3.75 Brittany needles and Hiyahiya as the number of stitches increased. It drapes fantastically.
The final blocked measurements are 34" centre back length and 68" wide
Although it was a very straightforward pattern I actually had quite a lot of problems knitting the five stitches made on a previous row from k3tog, yo several times into one stitch. I think it was a vision thing trying to sort out the order of these stitches and I know I got it wrong from time to time.
But those minor problems faded into insignificance when I saw the finally blocked shawl.
And a few close-ups for you-
And (eta) just one more
Here are some pictures of the lace patterns used.
I was worried that this little star pattern at the beginning of the shawl was going to be too dense but it's blocked out just fine and in fact thecloser texture seems to help it stay in position.