Friday, January 30, 2015

FO Friday: Lace Leaf Edge Shawl

This week's FO is pretty spectacular: my Lace Leaf Edge Shawl in Lhasa Wilderness Yarn (say that five times fast)!
This shawl was designed by Jen Lucas, who actually lives in the Chicagoland area as well, and it appeared in the Knit Accessories 2014 issue of Love of Knitting. When I saw that it specified one of my favorite yarns from Bijou Basin Ranch, Lhasa Wilderness, I had to put it in my queue!
It's knit top-down, and then the lace edging is worked across the live stitches. It took a long time - I think I spent at least a week on the edging along - but you know what? I'd prefer that to binding off a billion stitches any day! Also, the lace pattern was fairly easy to memorize and became pretty addictive the more I worked it!
The wingspan is pretty impressive - longer than my built-in bookcase - and the fabric drapes fantastically! I used the Natural Brown color of Lhasa Wilderness (which is also known as Sassenach from the Outlandish series), and I cannot even begin to impart to you how soft, lightweight, squishy, and overall delightful the knitted fabric actually is. I'm looking forward to wearing this lots, especially in the spring.
Yarn: Lhasa Wilderness from Bijou Basin Ranch in the Sassenach colorway
Pattern: Lace Leaf Edge Shawl by Jen Lucas from the Knit Accessories 2014 issue of Love of Knitting.

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