Please ignore my scruffy background. Just look at the pretty and bright green shawl that I made! Here maybe this will look better:
I always knew the lace would get lost a bit in this scarf, but I really don't care! I love how soft it is and how vibrant the yarn is. It cheers me up whenever I put it on.
The yarn is BabyLongLegs Merino Sock in Yoda and the pattern is LazyKaty by Birgit Freyer. I really enjoyed the pattern and it really was very simple and fun to make. I think the shape works really well and seems to sit around the neck a bit better than some other shawlettes.
The lace is a sweet and easy pattern to remember and is only a few rows.
In fact the hardest thing about the whole shawl was understanding the key for the crocheted cast off. I got a bit stumped and looked at the ever helpful Ravelry for useful project notes, and found a couple of people had also struggled with the cast off. There were a few mentions of how to follow the instructions using a video, so I've embedded it below so I can find it again!
Once I understood the bind off, it was pretty easy to do.
I think I may well make another of these shawls at some point, probably using some yarn I won recently.
It's pretty isn't it? It was from a contest run by pinkundine of Misadventures in Craft. I got to choose the colour and instead of going to my normal deep purples and teals I decided to choose something bright and Spring-like. I am so glad I did. I am NOT a pink person at all, but these colours together really seem to make me smile. I think it would be perfect for a LazyKaty shawl. I don't think I'll get a chance to cast on for a while, what with all the other shawl knitting that is going on now and in the next few weeks, but it is nice to know it is waiting for me, whenever I want to cast on something simple, elegant and pretty.
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