Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Beautiful Shawl

For my secret santa gift exchange at Christmas, I received yarn from my secret santa! I got 2 balls of sock yarn that I used to make my Rose Rib Pink Socks, and a ball of Regia Lace. The ball band had a beautiful picture of a lace shawl and I wanted to make it right away. Then I downloaded the pattern and my jaw dropped. I've done plenty of lace knitting, but nothing like this. I haven't used a lot of charts, so this pattern was overwhelming at first, but I read the instructions about 10 times and started knitting... and knitting... and knitting... It took me a long time to get this one done, but it was worth the wait. It is stunning. I could not get a good picture of the completed project, so this picture definitely does not do the shawl justice.

Lace Shawl:
Yarn: Regia Lace in kunzit
Needle Size: Size 7 (4.5mm)
Pattern Source: Regia Lace Shawl - A free download

I only worked until row 78 of the pattern. The shawl was already the size that I liked, and I would not have had enough yarn to finish anyway (if anyone is interested in making this shawl, make sure you have 2 balls of yarn). I would not recommend this pattern to anyone, it seems to have a lot of mistakes in it, and some of the instructions are unclear and hard to understand. I would not do it again, I would try another pattern.

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