Tuesday, June 23, 2009

FO: Icarus Shawl

I was so excited to finally finish my first lace shawl project. It took me years. I didn't work on it very steadily, it went into hibernation for long periods, but finally my knitting skill increased to the point where it wasn't painfully difficult to knit this. In fact it got to be kind of fun. The pattern is the Icarus Shawl, published originally in Interweave Knits by Miriam Felton. She sells it now on her website Mimknits.com

I wore it to the Black Sheep Gathering on Saturday, which is a wonderful place to receive compliments on your handknits!
It was much easier to wear than I expected. It stayed on my shoulders with no trouble at all.I am afraid I may now have caught the lace knitting bug, I have started more already, althlough not with laceweight yarn this time.
P.S. The yarn is Misti Alpaca Baby Alpaca Laceweight.

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