Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I am so happy with the results of my first lace-weight triangular neck-down shawl. The pattern is from Evelyn Clark's Knitting Lace Triangles, and although some points seemed mysterious to me as I read through it, once I started, each step was clear as I came to it.
I knit the entire thing is less than a month, even with stopping for a couple of days to make another small item. I expected lace to take a long time, but actually this was rather speedy. After blocking it and ironing it a bit, it is a very good size--about 22" from neck to point down the back, and 58" "wingspan." I used one whole skein of Sarah's Yarns mongolian cashmere, plus a small amount of a second skein.
The softness, the drape, the warmth are spectacular, if I may say so myself. And I have enough of the yarn left to make another scarf or small shawl. (I guess the yarn was $29 a skein, though it seems like I may have paid less than that. In any case, it was money well spent!)