This project was started out of my finger’s need to make lace. After making so many mittens and hats during the fall, I wanted to make something beautiful and a bit frivolous. I actually used the suggested yarn for this project, but I still went up a needle size due to my overwhelmingly tight knitting.
Project Name: Christmas Lace Triangle Shawl
Recipient: Not sure, I will probably wear it, but it may end up in “The Box”
- None – I thought about making it larger than the pattern suggests, however I decided it was time to move on.
- Crochet bind off – I had avoided using it on my Haruni shawl, however having a full set of Boye Crochet Hooks make the process far more enjoyable and had a nice effect.
- Circular shawl making – Not so much a skill as a new “thing”. I quite like the lack of purling.
Feedback: It was nice to get back to lace work (my first lace shawl since summer), I really quite enjoy making them, however I have yet to figure out how to wear a lace shawl. Also, I found the charts somewhat less than intuitive and the decision to use (sl 1 k1 psso) rather than a (ssk) somewhat annoying. If I were to remake it, I would probably use a ssk instead, mostly because I like it more.
Re-Knit?: Probably not, however, I might use some of the construction techniques to make something of my own design.