This, being the Suncrest Shawl, using spectacular fawn coloured alpaca and chocolate brown silk.
In order to use up as much of the delicious yarns as I could, I made it longer than the pattern calls for. (I just added stitches in increments of 15 for the repeat).
I finished it last Thursday, and was able to soak it and block it Friday, and left it to dry over the long weekend.
It stretched a LOT.
That's 115cm before blocking.
And after blocking? More that 150cm (the extent of my tape measure). It's actually about 165cm in length - a gain of about 50cm.
The alpaca garter stitch evened out and stayed soooooooo soft, while the crisp silk lace stretched out and got open and lacey, and gorgeous.
I'm going to take it to Kitchener and get Susan to help me with modeled pictures.