Pattern: Shaped Triangle
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Helen’s Lace in Iris Garden (50% silk 50% wool, 1,250 yards) 1 hank
Needles: US size 4
Finished Size: 47” from “neck” to bottom point, 76” at widest point
1. It’s HUGE. When I put it on with the top edge of the shawl against my neck, the bottom point lands midway between my knees and my ankles.
2. I did not finish all of the instructions because I was running out of yarn. However, using my handy-dandy spreadsheet and my digital kitchen scale, I knew that this would happen. Also had figured out a good stopping point: I omitted the edging along the top of the shawl. According to the instructions, after working the edging along the bottom, you’re supposed to pick up stitches along the top and do a 2-row edging that didn’t seem to add much to the shawl. By omitting that edging, I didn’t run out of yarn and I avoided binding off 436 stitches. (Scout shows how much yarn was left over.)
3. Is lace in variegated yarn successful? No. Up close it looks good, but from far away it doesn’t do it for me. I have learned my lesson. I must resist all urges to buy handpainted yarn—no matter how pretty it is.
You want a modeling photo? Scout is happy to oblige. The color of the shawl is the most accurate in this photo.
Blocking photo shows the true shape of the shawl: