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!
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