Well it’s finally pinned out and drying. This is the Almost Autum shawl by Boo Knits. The pattern page in Ravelry is at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/almost-autumn-2
I thought I’d take advantage of having a recently-hoovered livingroom floor, a weekend day (so I can keep an eye on the cats, who would have it off the pins/wires & out the catflap otherwise), and no Mr V here till later (furniture had to be moved, and it still takes up a lot of room and needs tip-toeing around).
It was a fun knit, and I loved the yarn (it’s Posh yarn). There’s still some left, so I may have to find something else to knit with it, I really like the colours in it.
The shawl is beaded, and I chose to do a beaded picot bind off too, after having seen other people’s shawls. The picot bind off took forever to do though, since for every 2 stitches bound off, you actually cast on 3, and then knit 5 stitches. It’s very time consuming, but worth it, I think. Putting a bead in each picot ‘bobble’ takes even more time, of course, since it involves a tiny bead, with a tiny hole, and that means a very tiny crochet hook.
The only thing is… this shawl has turned out MUCH bigger than I expected. It’s used more than half the skein I was expecting it to. To be fair, I did accidentally do a few more rows of the stocking-stitch bit at the top, and then did the ‘medium’ size as far as the number of lace repeats goes, but it’s still a surprise just how big it is when pinned out.
I’ll be wrapped up quite well around the neck with that wingspan :)
Boo designs lovely lace shawls, and they’re easy and quick to knit too with very impressive results. I’ll definitely be knitting others of hers!