I find that I spend (way too much) time on Pinterest dreaming about a closet full of handmade crochet and knit clothing. Someday, I tell myself, I’ll have an array of knitted sweaters, crochet dresses, colorful socks and the like. It was a session like this when I found my passion for Lace Knit Shawls. I have a gazillion (really just 226) pins of projects that I’ll start one day.
The very first shawl I completed was called the Vernal Equinox. I pulled it out three times before I discovered how to use a “safety line”. Then I went very slow – counting each stitch and yarn-over every row. It took about 6 weeks but I absolutely fell in love and decided that if I could only create one category of projects, this just might be it. Click here to access the link to the pattern.
I was feeling good about my ability to create a nice Knit Lace Shawl so I moved up to the Aeolian Shawl by Elizabeth Freeman. This one requires over 2,000 glass beads. I used a name brand “Woolike” yarn. I’m slowly graduating from the Big Box yarns to the more Boutique yarns I can get at my local yarn store. It was a challenge, but well worth it.
Worthy of a night on the town or a late Fall wedding, this shawl is both elegant and simple. I am quite proud of the way it turned out. I have added it to my Etsy shop. Please stop by and visit to see all of my products for sale.
My next shawl? I haven’t yet decided, but my sister wants me to make her one inspired by Stevie Nicks… I’m feelin’ it!