It was sort of mean of me, asking you to guess what my new WIP was, because I’m test-knitting a pattern that’s not yet been released.
Last week Laura posted about her scarf and said she was looking for a test-knitter for the larger shawl version of the pattern. Because I was looking around for a new lace project and I loved the scarf, I volunteered.
It is a stole, knit from each end and grafted together in the center. The edging is knit as part of the body, a design feature that I love.
I’m using Wollmeise laceweight, purchased from The Loopy Ewe, in the Gewitterhimmel colorway. Isn’t it gorgeous?
It makes me think of sunlight on the water.
Because my yarn is a bit heavier than the Jaggerspun Zephyr wool/silk called for in the pattern, I went up one needle size to a US 6.
And because I wanted the cast-on edge to be very stretchy, I did a simple backwards loop cast-on, using a US 9 needle. I’m very pleased with the results!
Several of you have emailed or commented to ask if I’m going to do my annual Heifer.org holiday charity drive this year. Sorry guys, I simply don’t have the energy required to run it and deal with prizes and drawings, etc. this year. I did put a link to my Heifer gift registry in the sidebar yesterday.
Then this morning I discovered that Rachael over at Cattywumpus is doing a Heifer challenge, complete with prizes. I encourage you to donate through her project!
Lucy is dreaming of baby chicks.