Saturday, October 10, 2009


Pattern: Lavalette
Yarn: Cascade 220 (2 skeins)
Needle Size: 5mm
Total time: 5 hours
I had a few skeins left over from my Corona, and they were already wound so I figured I'd use them up before they get stretched out and ruined. This shawl was the end of that yarn, I didn't even have enough to finish! I had about ten rows left on the last section and I had to stop and do the final rows and had about 10" of yarn left over when it was all bound off.
It's a nice, fairly mindless knit, but it isn't so boring because it has the eyelets to break everything up. I love making shawls, but after awhile it becomes a total uphill battle when you work from the centre of the neck out. The only real advantage is if you run out of yarn, it isn't so bad because you can just stop, if you have to decrease to a point, it's a little trickier.
I made it in worsted weight rather than the lace called for because it's getting really chilly, and it's nice to throw on at this time, plus it matches my Evangeline mitts! Because it's made with worsted weight, even though it's ten rows shorter than the actual pattern, it's not really noticable, and is still a really good size.

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