>Desperate Gifters III: Petal Shawlette


I am a bit of a sock yarn addict. I enjoy making socks, especially in the summer because they are transportable and small enough that you aren’t buried under pounds of wool in the summer. Plus when you buy enough yarn for a pair of socks can also make “something else”. Which is one of the reasons Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders is a fun book – it helps you with the “something else” part.

I picked this pattern because I thought the lace was pretty, and I wanted to see what it would look like in a less busy yarn. I chose the Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in the tonal black. With the cashmere it was really a pleasure to knit. The lace is fairly challenging, so it isn’t conducive to a lot of multi-tasking, and I recommend putting in life lines just in case you need to back up. Even with the complicated lace, it knitted up fairly quickly because of the small size – and the prize at the end is the lacy border which was really fun.

I enjoyed knitting this, and am really pleased with the end result.
~ Alison

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