Fo: A field of red poppies

My first lace shawl was an Evelyn Clark, the Swallowtail (I have knitted that twice). This is my first return to Evelyn’s designs. I like this one even more than the Swallowtail and wonder why it has received so little interest in comparison. No nupps either!

A really pretty shawl

Knitted as part of the All Shawl Together KAL on Ravelry’s UK-RAK group.

  • Cast on Date: 4 Sep, 2009
  • Pattern: Icelandic Poppy Lace Shawl by Evelyn Clark
  • Pattern Price: $9.95
  • Yarn: Kelpie from The Yarn Yard
    • Quality: Cashmere lace
    • Weight: Laceweight 900+ metres per 100g
    • Length: Almost the full 470m skein
    • Amount: 50g
    • Cost: £13.31 inc p&p
    • Colour: Paprika (semi-solid red)
  • Needles: 3.25mm
  • Pattern Repeats: As written
  • Size: As written
  • Blocked: Yes
  • Finished Size: 52” wide, 27” deep, 37” along each wing
  • Cast Off: Crochet
  • Cast Off Date:13 Sep, 2009
  • Ravelry Project: A field of red poppies

The Kelpie was beautiful to knit with and I enjoyed every meditative moment of this knit. The colour of the yarn reminded me of the faded glamour of a flea pit theatre – you know, where the red velvet of the seats has worn and faded over the decades.

Not that I am calling the City Varieties a flea pit! It's just the colour reference...

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