Anyone working on a shawl or is thinking about starting one? :waving: I’m starting [COLOR=seagreen]Kiri[/COLOR] in some Jaggerspun Zephyr color Sage. It’s going to be for my mom.
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I just started Alix’s Lace Prayer Shawl. I am using STR yarn color Lucy. I really like the way the colors are looking with this pattern.

It is fun to be knitting something else besides socks with the yarn and the pattern said I just needed 1 skein to do a shoulder shawl.

But I am wondering just how many repeats of the pattern I do before starting my bottom edge. Does anyone have any idea?

I am using a life line after each pattern repeat in case I go to far and have to back out, so I can get my edge on.

i just started tri-aran-angle from knitty - going to give it to my mother as a christmas gift, so i wanted to give myself a BIG head-start!

I just started the Little Arrowhead Shawl - free pattern from the Interweave Knits website. The pattern calls for 260yds of a silk lace yarn, but I’m using Koigu KPPPM in 2 colorways; I’m gonna alternate the skeins - 4 total. And this is for me.

Yay! I am trying to figure out how to make the Kiri shawl into a rectangle instead of a triangle. I think I’m just going to use the lace pattern repeat that they provide, but I’m not sure about how many stitches to cast on. I guess I’ll just have to take a guess and wing it.

I’m really interested in lace at the moment.
Besides the Little Arrowhead shawl, I’m still working on Convertible from, using BMFA Bambu in the Obsidian colorway. I’m also working on Kiri, using laceweight; the Fircone wrap from, also in HPY laceweight; and the Falling Water Lace scarf in Knit Picks Shadow - Oregon Cost.
So far, I’ve made an Icarus shawl and the Shetland Triangle Shawl, both as gifts.
But I’m determined to finished the Convertible-----I bought the yarn at last years Stitches East, and told myself that this year I couldn’t buy any more yarn from BMFA unless I used what I bought before.
Oh [U]yeah[/U], right! :lol:

First, I attempted to change Kiri from a triangle to a rectangle. After ten or so rows, I realized that wasn’t going to work and that all it was looking like was holes. Then I started another lace pattern that looked somewhat like Kiri, but I was doing that when I was watching TV and it didn’t work out. After that, I realized that I didn’t really like the stitch pattern that I was using. I leafed through a borrowed issue of VK spring/summer '05, and found a great stitch that I liked a lot more than what I had been doing.

That’s after a repeat and a few rows. I really like it so far, and it’s going to be airy and light because of the lace weight on size 7 needles.

I’m almost finished with my Sun Ray Shawl

I’m in the middle of Garden Path from It’s very fun because no two rows are the same. I can’t tell you how much TINKing I’ve done to get to where I am.

I’m working with Caron Simply Soft yarn. It’s not my first choice, but I needed to have a project to work on or risk insanity and that’s what I could afford. I’m to the point of not really caring how the end product looks, so I’m going to switch to lime green when this skein runs out and if I have to, I’ll pick a third colour for the edge.

Would it be possible for everyone to provide links to their patterns? It would be nice to see the sample images.



I’m working on the Flower Basket Shawl from Fall 04 Interweave. It’s been slow-going, probably because it’s my very first lace project ever. I’m doing it in Fleece Artist basic merino sock yarn, which is a between a fingering and sport weight. The pattern calls for 2 strands of laceweight held together, and I figured this was pretty close. And easier than trying to wrestle with tangled up laceweight.

I’m working on the Lily of the Valley shawl from a back issue of Knitters in Jaggerspun Zephyr, daffodil color. It’s a triangular shawl, and you start with one of the side borders and then pick up stitches and knit the body and top and side borders at the same time. I was a little worried after knitting the border, because it was longer than I was tall, but once I picked up the stitches it pulled differently and shrank considerably. It’s still going to be a large piece, though.

Now I’m firmly in the land of nupps, but thanks to my new Addi lace needle that I picked up during a sale at a LYS yesterday, they’re moving along just fine. The point is about the same sharpness as the Options needles (yet for some reason doesn’t try to split the yarn like the Options needle I was using did), but the taper is longer and there’s a narrow bit at the tip that makes knitting 5 together no more trouble than knitting two together.

My husband is taking classes in the evenings for the next six weeks or so, and I started this project so I’d have a chance to learn lace with no distractions, and I’m starting to think I might actually finish before he’s done!

The lace Addis sounds really nice. Right now I’m just using my Options, and they are working out well but it can be hard to get the stitches onto the needle and once I go to knit them, they slide off. This happens a lot though because I’m a tight knitter.
I have currently been struggling with the smae row for over an hour now, because I miscounted and had to undo and then decrease and somehow I got lost. Right now I have the right number of stitches, and the mistakes shouldn’t be [I]too [/I]noticable, though I’m hoping that I can even them out when blocking.

I’m working on the [COLOR=purple]Estonian Garden Wrap[/COLOR]from Fiber Trends… I am almost done…:woot:then I’m going to start the [COLOR=purple]Civil War Shawl KAL[/COLOR]… also have the Romance Wrap on needles too… I finished up the swallow tail shawl last month… I’m really into knitting lace right now… I gotta get into wearing shawls…:teehee:

I think I need to start wearing shawls too (or at least find someone else who does):think:. Now that I’ve started my first one, I understand that they are ADDICTIVE and now I’m bookmarking patterns like there’s no tomorrow.:teehee:

I’m working on the Candle Flame Shawl, free pattern from knitpicks I’m using their Shimmer Yarn in Deep Woods. It’s for my mom. I was hoping to have it done by Mother’s Day(that would be this year) but I guess 1 month wasn’t enough time :doh: It’s my first attempt at a lace project, although the pattern is technically not lace I’ve been told because there isn’t a pattern in every row - whatever :rollseyes:.

I’m working on three lace shawls! Crazy, I know. One is with worsted weight cotton/silk and is zipping along. Last night I reached 30 inches on it, and since I would like it to be 60-65 preblocking, it’s about half done.

The other two are with laceweight and will probably take a long time, since I’m knitting other things, too. One is Donna Druchunas’s Arctic Diamonds Stole from Interweave Knits (fall or winter 06, I think). I’m closing in on the halfway point with that one.

The third shawl is a circular shawl I’m designing myself, using EZ’s basic Pi shawl plan. I’m using an indigo blue Zephyr for it. I love the fact that there’s no purling since it’s knit in the round!

Pics of them at various stages are on my blog (scroll down). I’ll probably post more up-to-date pics next weekend.

I love your snowdrop lace shawl! It’s really pretty.
I worked on my shawl yesterday, and am in the middle of the fifth repeat. I probably won’t be able to knit at all today, because I have a school concert, but I’m hoping to get something done tomorrow or Friday.

That Civil War Shawl is amazing! When I get a little more time to look at the link I may just make it for myself. I believe I will need to find NEW places to go just to wear my shawl(s) :rofl:


You asked about links to everyone’s pattern–Here’s the one I am working on–[B]Alix’s Lace Prayer Shawl[/B]

I know… I sent it to my mom with look at this and then before I knew it we were both making one… the ones they have completed on the yahoo group are :passedout:…

I will need to find a new place too… being a SAHM of 2 I don’t really get the chance to wear shawls… or go to anything that you would… told dh the other day I’ll just bring them into style at the grocery store and school… :teehee:

bluepeninsula~ I love that snow drop too so pretty!!

Have you guys seen Knitspot’spatterns? They are so pretty… I have a few that I want to make soon… you gotta scroll down a pretty good ways to find the links on her site…