Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Adventures in Lace

Yes, I know I have a few dozen Works-In-Progresses(WIPs), however, I have been thinking about starting a real lace project . . . a shawl. I have been searching here and there, kind of halfheartedly.

Then last night before I went to bed, I saw THIS post from Gray La Gran of Haphazard Knitter. I fell in love with the look of this shawl and immediately cast on last night before I went to bed. The shawl is the Echo Flower Shawl (Ravelry Link).

Echo Flower Shawl

I know it doesn't look like much yet, but it takes me a while as I haven't done lace knitting like this in a while. Lots of fiddly stitches in this. Plus, hopefully she'll look much better when she is finished and blocked out all pretty.

Yarn: Knit Picks Shadow
Content: 100% merino wool
Color: Basalt Heather
Needles: 2.75mm (I am using a smaller needle, I think it'll still work out well)

I have such high hopes for this. Although I am starting to see where some pointier needles would really come in handy. She's my new work knitting!


  1. The shawl is going to be lovely in that yarn! Lace never looks like anything until you block it, anyway. I highly recommend Addi lace needles or Knit Picks Options for pointy tips (I prefer the Addis). Good luck with the fiddly bits!

  2. I LOVE this shawl! I must knit it too some day, have it in my queue on ravelry for some time now. This shawl looks good in any color, and your will be just as lovely. Blocking always brings out the best in shawls. :o)

  3. Lovely! Can't wait to see it all blocked out and finished. I love that about lace... there's an element of the unknown until it's blocked.

  4. Absolutely lovely! What's another WIP? Plus you'll need something small and portable as that grows. g

  5. Crap! That is beautiful! I love the yarn you picked out! Too complicated looking for me to start, but I can't wait to see yours, you brave soul