This shawl is ultimately wearable - it drapes so nicely. I love the shaping, how it is more of a chevron than a triangle. I expect this will be the beginning of a long love affair with shawls in this shape.
And the yarn - fabulous. If all I ever knit in my life was lace with Sundara sock yarn, I think I would be completely content. The lace is fairly open, so it’s not a shawl for cold weather, but so classy for springtime. Or autumn. Or cool northwestern summer evenings.
I’ve done several calculations to make sure I’ll have enough yarn for the large size. Based on the large size, my yarn use should be:
- 44% after 20 repeats of the tiny leaf lace
- 60% after 24 repeats of the tiny leaf lace
- 73% at the end of the broad leaf lace border
- 98% at the end of the narrow leaf edging, before the crochet cast-off
(I’ve uploaded the Excel file I used for calculations to my website if other folks want to use it. This link will go directly to a download).
I took a week off to knit other projects while I did these calculations. As of 5/21/2009, I’ve finished 20 repeats of the tiny leaf and have only used 37% of my yarn. I think I’m golden!
5/29/2009 - Finished 24 repeats of the tiny leaf lace, for the large size, in just under one skein. (Third pic down). I am moving ahead to the broad leaf border with skein #2.
6/5/2009 - Finished the broad leaf border, onto the narrow leaf edging. Only 14 rows (and 25% of the knitting) to go!
6/14/2009 - Finished the edging the crochet cast-off, which took a while. Trying it on, it seems a bit small for me even though this is the large size - here’s hoping blocking makes it adequately large for me!
Post-blocking: good news is it is big enough - blocking really opened this one up.
I was inspired by Skylark’s and Linda’s versions of their Deciduous Lace Shawls to add this to my queue.