Friday 30 September 2011

Slice of Pi

I have finally got some decent(ish) photos of my first attempt at designing a lace shawl.  I had decided a while ago that I wanted to try and design a lace shawl and assumed that I would start with a shawlette.  I was wrong.  I ended up designing a semi-circular lace weight shawl.  I  chose this style after knitting Radience.  The shape is great for sitting comfortably on my shoulders.

I loved knitting that shawl, but decided that the colour was not quite right for me.  I ended up giving it to my friend Clare.  So in order to replace that shawl I bought another skein of Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace. 

I decided that I wanted to make something in the same shape, but knew it was too soon to knit the same pattern again.  So I decided to make up my own design.

The shawl has three sections of charted lace, with increases carried out between each section of lace.

I have decided that as much as I love this shawl, it is not quite right, so I am tweaking it a little and knitting another version.  Which is just as well as this one is going out my door as well!  In exchange for modelling the shawl for the pattern I am writing, my friend Jo, is going to get this beauty.  Maybe I just need to treat myself to another skein of Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace in another colour and see if I get to keep the shawl I knit out of that!

I am hooking up to the Friday link parties I used to hook up to.  It's been a while guys, go and check them out, by clicking on the buttons shown below, they are full of cracking projects!


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