Stonecrop Shawl Complete
Last week I finished the shawl and quickly soaked it in wool wash and fingered it out to block. I decided against pinning out the shawl because it's cashmere and cashmere is fragile. I do love how soft the yarn is, but I think aplaca and wool silk blends are just as soft.
The pattern was interesting to knit, there were three main charts, two for the edgings and one main central panel. I had a time of it remembering where I was on the charts since they do not align. Kept me on my toes!!
Of course, if I would have used a tool such as a sticky note or a pad of paper then that would have solved my problem, but where is the fun in that?? and life lines??? no way, I like to live on the edge. Luckily I did not have to unknit much if at all.
I love laceweight shawls to wear because they are light and airy. This shawl does match the dress I will most likely be wearing to the wedding. I might be wearing this shawl to the wedding as well. However, when July rolls around I might change my mind which happens at times because I'm fickle with clothes.
I'd say this is a shawl for an experienced knitter or a very adventurous intermediate knitter. No written directions for the charts so one must be madly in love with chart reading (I am!).
The directions were clear, concise and I did not find one single mistake, lovely tech editing :)
Ravelry notes are here Also check out the knit along post over at girls in sheep clothing and a few boys too