Who doesn't love lace? Or lace knitting? I've been working on a bit of knitting lately.
Here is a shawl that I knit from a pattern that I'd been saving from Interweave Knit Gifts - Holiday 2010.
It is called the Winged Shawl and was designed by Sarah Fama.
My version was knit on US 6 circular knitting needles. It was knit with one strand of Kid Mohair/Silk and 1 strand of hand-dyed Merino/Silk. It is extremely soft. An added bonus is that it was really a quick knit. The end result wasn't a large shawl. Perhaps because I did a gentle blocking? The texture of the pattern is very defined; rather than the lace.
I may knit another, using one strand of Brown Sheep Nature Spun fingering weight wool. If so, I will use smaller needles (of course) and also double the pattern. This should provide a somewhat larger version. Also, a single strand of wool has less loft than the strand of kid mohair/silk present in the one pictured.
Do you have any WIP's that have been in your knitting basket? Perhaps, for longer than you would wish to publicly admit?
Ahem. Well, here is my shawl. Finally finished! (Happy Dance!!!) It is known only to myself as - The Shawl that Never Ends. I have no idea why I didn't work on it more often. A variety of reasons, I suppose. Between the activities of daily living and my other art projects; there has certainly been plenty to do other than this one project.
Without further ado, I submit for your viewing pleasure my version of The Lace Dream Shawl.
I washed and blocked this one. It is safely tucked away in my cedar trunk. This is unusual. Normally, I just knit what the Spirit leads me to. Before it is finished, I always know who it belongs to. I wonder who will enjoy this one day? It pleases me that it is waiting for someone special.
God is good.
All the time.
Here is a close up of the lace detail.
I think that the "waves" come from the light reflecting off the silk shawl that I used for a backdrop.
A rather interesting effect. Wouldn't you say?
What is on your needles?
Whatever you have chosen. It is guaranteed to be special.
May God bless you.
The Old Farm Girl