I am pleased to report that I completed my latest shawl on Friday.
Unblocked it measured about 48″ across the top and 22″ down the center back.
Blocked it grew to 60″ across the top and 30″ down the center back.
I used 2 skeins of Alchemy Juniper with very little left over:
This is 4 grams of yarn. Each 50 gram skein of Juniper has 232 yards, so this shawl took about 450 yards.
This is a very simple pattern — and I’m surprised how much I like it. Simplicity can be quite pleasing. I think I’ll call the pattern “Delightfully Simple Shawl.” As I mentioned, I plan to write it up in a lot of detail and include line by line written-out instructions as well as charts, so it will be a god choice for beginning lace knitters.
I noticed on Friday that my upcoming book, Wendy Knits Lace, now has the cover photo displayed in its Amazon.com listing. I love the cover — hope you like it too. 🙂 It will be released on August 23 — seems like a long time to wait.
In other future news, I’ve signed up for the Woolen Rabbit Yarn Club. Kim has some lovely yarns featured on her site and I’m looking forward to getting some lovely surprises in the mail!
Back here at home, Lucy is exhausted from helping me block!