I promised a post about my backup shawl for the current KAL – here it is.Â This is my version of A Handsome Triangle, from Victorian Lace Today. The pattern is written for Double-Knitting weight yarn and I am using a coned DK Merino from Colourmart.Â The intention is to make a serviceable everyday winter wrap for use in the house.
Lack of inspiration leads to me naming this project Winter Shawl.
It’s big yarn, and big needles – 6 mm- but isn’t making the fast progress that I might have expected. I’m using circular needles, which I find slow and difficult. Also the yarn is multiple strands, and tends to split easily. The knitting requires attention.
Although the pattern looks rather plain, I suppose it’s classed as true lace as there are paired yarnovers and decreases on both sides.
- Days: 6
- Repeats: not sure how I’m going to express this yet
- Rows knitted: 64
- Rows left: 148 (as written)
- Stitches on needle: 132
- Stitches knitted so far: 4,476
- Completion: 10%
- Lifelines: none
The shawl looks like nothing on earth at the moment but a washed swatch shows evidence that great improvement might be expected on completion.