My second Swallowtail Shawl. The first was in a Shetland style fingering-weight yarn from Kauni. This heavyweight lace yarn is much finer, and made a consequently smaller shawl – more of a triangular scarf really.
A very pretty thing indeed. Plenty of yarn left to make another.
When I was knitting this shawl I found that the pattern does not actually call for p5togtbl for the nupps, just p5tog. That made for faster progress but I have to confess that I preferred the tighter nupps in version 1 of this shawl.
I love the raspberry pink of this yarn. It is very difficult to photograph but the photo at the top of the page captures it pretty much accurately, I think. It is definitely not a pinky-pink as in the nupps photo.
Now, who shall I give it to?
Cast on Date: September 8, 2008
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Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A Clark, from Interweave Knits: Fall 2006
Yarn: Colourmart Cashmere 3/28NM Heavy Lace Weight Â£23.16 per 150gm cone
Amount: 40 gms – about 370 metres
Cost: about Â£4.20
Needles: 3.75mm aluminium straights
Pattern Repeats: as printed
Finished Size: 25″ by 46″
Cast Off: Lace cast off as written
Cast Off Date: April 12, 2009
Ravelry Project: Swallowtail Shawl