Thursday, November 19, 2009

First Lace Shawl

My dear friend Robbie talked me into to trying lace work, actually making a shawl. I knew she would be there to help me if I needed it or to just hold my hand long distance if need be. I am so glad that she
persuaded me to try this lovely skill on a larger scale than a dishcloth.

I have made lace dishcloths and bookmarks. Heck I even mad a that lovely bamboo shawl int he ripple pattern. This is different though, i used Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine color Boysenberry Mix. I picked this up at The Wool Company in Bandon while on our anniversary trip. I am not usually a purple person, i have nothing against purple, it just isn't my favorite color. So I was surprised when I kept returning to that hank of yarn. I figure I was drawn to it for a reason, now I know why.
Anyways I used that lovely yarn to knit up The Traveling Woman shawl. The pattern can be found here It is also available through Ravelry. It is a great pattern, easy enough to follow. She wrote it out and charted so everyone can make this beautiful shawl.
Robbie, thank you so much for encouraging me to try something new and fabulous. I owe you one!!!!


Michele said...

KIM! You are SO talented! Beautiful Darlin' Luv ya hun!

JoyB said...

Kim that is gorgeous. I am just finishing my first lace shawl but it is much simpler that this lovely creature. Thanks for sharing it. Hugs. Joyb