Tuesday, March 31, 2015
First Linen Shawl
It was a sign of spring when I was looking at the linen yarn and thinking possibilities.
The yarn was Quince & Co. Sparrow, colors were Nannyberry and Sans.
The day was my first day of spring break.
It was a perfect combo.
Top of the shawl was stockinette stitch and the bottom was very free-form lacy border. I didn't plan any of the lace border stitches. I had just a basic concept as my jump off point. It was the beginning of spring, and I liked the feeling of being free. By the time I finished rows of free form knitting, I felt, OK, time to put in some regularity, so I improvised a pattern repeat. It worked after coupla tries.
Paul said the lace border looks like dragonfly wings. And I like that, a lot.