I know it is Tuesday, but I'll have to owe you a tea recipe. I wanted to thank all of you for the kind reception to the Daisy Chain Sweater. I cannot wait to hear how it knits up for you. I also wanted to show you my latest "off the loom", "The Dandelion Shawlette." I am very excited about this pattern for several reasons. First, it is a "small shawl", using only 250 yards of yarn. Second, it is made in DK weight yarn on a "regular" gauge loom - 1/2 inch, and I believe can be made on a large gauge in worsted weight. It has a true lace shawl feel and look to it because of the lighter weight yarn. Finally, and this I am very happy about, it is knit from side to side, with the top band, center panel, and the lace border, all knit at the same time. It was many tries to make this pretty shawl, and I am so happy with the result! I am working on writing the pattern - always takes longer than the knitting some how. I am in love with the yarn, too. "Knit Picks City Tweed DK" in Lemon Curd. I like tweeds, but they always seem scratchy and heavy to me. This yarn is a merino/alpaca blend, and it is soft and a pleasure to wear.
Let me know what you think of this little shawl.
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