The past month I’ve been knitting like a fiend on a new shawl. Late last night I finally finished it and after a blocking session it was ready to go out in the snow today for a photo session!
The Pattern: Three-Cornered Shawl in Clover Pattern
The Needles: US 5’s
The Yarn: Wollmeise Lace-garn in Baristo
The Verdict: This shawl was a hard one to start as you begin at the outer edge by casting on 624 stitches. That makes for some very long rows at the beginning and a lot of feeling like you’re knitting forever and getting nowhere. About halfway through, though, thanks to the decrease rows you drop down to about 350 stitches across and from there on out it’s smooth sailing! The patterns are intuitive and easily memorized and I really enjoyed knitting this one. It came out huge – blocked it is about 9 feet across at wingspan and 4 feet tall at the mid-point. It will be the perfect shawl to wrap myself up in on cool evenings. And the colors are beautiful – teals and browns and blues. My favorites!