First of all, the Antimacassar Shawl pattern is now available for sale in my Ravelry shop.
And speaking of patterns, my free Victorian Neck Cozy pattern has an addition — the charts have been written out line by line and that information has been added to the pattern, which is available here (pdf link). Many thanks to Andrea Shields (andrealmt on Ravelry) for her line by line translation.
On to the knitting at hand, here it is so far:
This is another shawl knit from the bottom up, and it is a simple all-over lace pattern. I cast it on last Thursday night so I’d have something mindless to work on over the weekend when I’d be in the company of other people for most of the time. Of course, I did very little knitting on stuff outside of the classes I was teaching, which is always the case when I’m doing a knitting event. But I did work on it a little.
I have it in mind to write the pattern up in quite a bit of detail, and include line by line written out instructions for the charted bits. This will make it a reasonably good choice as a first project for someone who is new to lace.
My shawl is being knit from my beloved Alchemy Juniper (same yarn I used to make the Japanese Garden Shawl) and I am using the Rain Forest colorway. Because the shawl consists of one lace motif worked over and over, the pattern stands up to a more variegated colorway.
I have my stitches on a 24″ Signature Needle Arts stiletto point needle.
I had these lovely needles in the 32″ length only, but for the past few shawls, I’ve been transferring my stitches to a 24″ Addi Lace needle at the halfway point. I find it easier to manipulate the fewer stitches on a shorter needle (duh). So at the end of last week I ordered a U.S. size 5 24-incher from Signature Needle Arts so I don’t have to switch from the Rolls Royce of needles down to the BMW of needles.
Meanwhile, Lucy is exhausted at the thought of my writing out this shawl pattern out line by line.