Wednesday, March 26, 2014 knitting, lace, recycling, shawl, unraveling, upcycling
Knitting: Baby Alpaca Shawl
I decided to finally use the baby alpaca yarn that has been sitting in my stash for a year or so. Because it's so fine (fingering weight), I chose to make a shawl.
I love Estonian lace!! The nupps (like bobbles) aren't nearly as difficult as they sound, and the end result is nothing short of stunning.
This is a close-up of the pattern in the body of the shawl.
And here is a closeup of the edging with the nupps.
I did manage to drop two stitches in the process of making this, and I didn't discover them until I was blocking the shawl. (If you look at that first picture, you can see the stitch markers holding them in place until it was dry.) Fortunately, I was able to work them back in and secure them with extra yarn.
I have enough yarn left to make another shawl just like this, but I'll probably choose a different pattern just for variety's sake.
This was a free pattern, if you're interested. I managed to knit it in six days, so it's really not as difficult as it may look. I wouldn't recommend it for a new knitter, but if you're at least an advanced beginner, I think you could manage it.
You can see all the details on my Ravelry project page.
Posted by Christa at 6:20 AM