Just in the nick of time, I received the extra yarn and finished the Cedar Leaf Shawlette. I gifted it yesterday, and the recipient loved it. That makes me so happy!
- Cedar Leaf Shawlette by Alana Dakos (Raveled)
- Misti Suri Silk in Jade, 3.3 skeins
- US7 needles
- No mods
This was a wonderful pattern to knit. The unusual and clever construction kept it interesting, and the finished item is so elegant. The instructions are very clear, and the leaf pattern is quite straightforward. If you are a beginning lace knitter, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this pattern. It would be a good introduction to a small bit of lace knitting, either by line or from a chart, to great effect. As hoped, wet blocking worked wonders, everything loosened and finally laid flat.
I hope everyone’s holidays are going swimmingly and you are finding time for fun, be that making, baking, napping, or partying! I am pleased to say that I’m now off until Jan 4th. Woohoo. We’re staying in town, going to a few do’s but mostly laying low and relaxing. I do have a small bit of work to do over the break, but from home, it’s not due until then and most importantly, it was my idea :)
With all the holiday knitting done, I realized I could cast on for whatever I wanted. I’m starting a Simple Things in Chasing Rainbows’ Texas mohair and a 5th Ave Infinity Scarf in Marron Oscuro Malabrigo. Yummy yummy.