I really love lace shawls. Like REALLY love them. I like the challenge that new lace presents, the twists and turn, and never quite know what to expect (I’m a really bad one for just diving into patterns and not reading all the way through). And the only thing better is getting to do it all with handspun.
My sweet fiber sister Tina, of Peacefully Knitting fame, posted pictures of her gorgeous chocolate and carmel colored shawl and I knew right then and there that I had to knit one too!
I decided on 8oz og BFL in “Shades of Burgundy” colorway by Greenwood Fiberworks for my fiber and spun it up fractally as a 2 ply fingering weight. and then started knitting. I was a little undecided for a while as to whether I would knit the entire shawl in the Shades of Burgundy or if I should use a solid color for the lace edging but after perusing quite a few finished Oaklets on Ravlery, I decided to be a maverick (well, as maverick as I go anyway!) and knit it all from the planned handspun. You know what? I absolutely love how it turned out! I only used a tiny bit of the second skein of handspun so I have enough left over for some rocking fingerless glove to match!
I also wanted to mention that I used our Green Monster (our rose bush) as the backdrop for the pictures. This rose bush, along with smelling amazing and producing hundreds (yes, I’m serious, hundreds) of blooms, is taller than our house. How cool is that? This baby is the stuff that fairy tales are made of
Hope you all have an amazing weekend and I’ll catch you on Monday morning with my Tour de Fleece progress report.