Although we are in the throes of the Summer of Socks, I have started a non-sock project.
(waits for collective gasp of horror and/or surprise to die down)
Here’s the yarn:
Laceweight merino from Tempted, in the “Rose Red” colorway.
Here’s the project thus far:
The original was knit from Sundara silk laceweight and the pattern calls for 1000 yards. My skein of yarn is 880 yards, but I am making this for someone who is not very tall, so I wouldn’t be making the full size anyway. In the pattern Miriam notes that it is bound off without knitting a separate edging so you can pretty much stop when you run out of yarn (making it a good choice for a handspun yarn). I’ll likely not use the entirety of my 880 yards anyhow.
The pattern calls for a 3.25mm needle, which is what I’m using. There is a gauge posted on the pattern which I have not even looked at. I tend to ignore gauge when knitting a lace shawl. As long as it looks right to me, I’m happy.
I’m really enjoying the pattern so far. It’s easy — no tricky stitches and no decreases on the wrong side rows — but the pattern is entertaining enough to keep me interested.
Ask me again when I’m near the end. I am always ready for a lace shawl be to be done long before it is!
I’ve not abandoned sock knitting — it has just been relegated to commuter knitting for now.
And Lucy is, as always, hard at work.