Knit This: Mastering Lace Shawls »
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Romantic, Traditional
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light hand dyes - 100% superwash merino wool. Color: logwood Knitpicks circulars size US 7 (4.5 mm).
What was your inspiration?
A beautiful skein of yarn and idle hands. I've had this skein laying around since last year waiting for it to tell me what it wanted to be. I also had so much fun knitting Laura Nelkin's Skywalker pattern the first time that I couldn't wait to try it with a different yarn.
What are you most proud of?
I'm most proud of not totally freaking out when I was 1/3 of the way through the edging stitch before I realized that I didn't have enough yarn to finish. Since this was a moderately expensive (for me) skein of hand dyed, I couldn't simply run out to my LYS and buy more yarn. I just put the shawl away for two weeks, then set aside a few hours to rip and redo. No stress. ;)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
This was only my second shawl ever and I learned so much in the class - even some general skills that translated to non-shawl projects. If you are on the fence about taking the class, go for it!