Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sunshine & Shadows Shawl

Pattern: Sunshine & Shawdows Shawl
from "Knitting Lace Triangles" by Evelyn A. Clark

Yarn: Cascade Alpaca Lace
color #1409 : Caribbean Heather
437 yds/50 gr. - 1 skein

Needles: Size 4

I hit a few snags with this one but all, I repeat all, were of my own making. The charts and directions in Evelyn's book are perfect. {I love Evelyn!}

This time I used her recipe for a three motif shawl. The body alternates between a basic leaf motif and a more open medallion motif. The shawl ends with a repeat of the ripple lace chart. Ordinarily you would then proceed right into the edging, but I still had enough yarn left so I put one more medallion repeat. I thought of the leaf as the shadow and the medallion as the sunshine, so this way I was insuring more sunshine than shadows for the wearer.

The color of the yarn is lovely and I can't seem to capture it well in pictures. I'd love to find a merino or wool/silk yarn in this lovely heathery shade. The alpaca is wonderfully soft, but sometimes I think the fuzziness obscures some of the stitch definition.

1 comment:

minipurl said...

It's bee-you-tea-full!!