I finally finished Charlotte’s Web shawl by Koigu designs. I am extremely happy with this shawl. The wool is absolutely wonderful to knit with. It comes in beautiful colors and is lovely in your hands. I loved watching the color sequence change as I knit it. I made no modifications to the shawl except that I think I’m going to leave the fringe off. It is pretty big on someone as vertically challenged as me. Here are the specs:
Pattern: Charlotte’s Web by Koigu designs ( I bought this back before Painter’s Pallette was a book)
Needles: Addi Turbos size 6 32 inch
Yarn: Koigu in 5 colorways.
Size: 67″ x 32″ blocked.
I should have taken a picture prior to blocking because it was indeed a sorry looking project. Blocking does wonders for lace as far as bringing out the pattern. I did do the crochet edging on the edge of the shawl and am pretty happy the way it is. Are there any opinions on fringing this shawl? I have tons of leftover yarn mostly my first and second skein so it wouldn’t be a problem to fringe.I love knitting lace but towards the end, this shawl was around 300 stitches a row. That does get a bit mind numbing. The lace pattern is very easy to memorize. Two tips: Use stitch markers and a row counter for accuracy. One thing that gets mentioned in posts on the internet is that people lose count of stitches in the lace repeat.
Yeah!!! I’m so glad it’s done and I have it wrapped around my shoulders right now as I surf the web and write this post.
I don’t have another project lined up. I am working on what I’m calling the “Berry Socks” but those will be over before I know it. Any suggestions for my next project? I have a huge queue in Ravelry but it’s so overwhelming that I don’t know what to tackle first. I’m thinking a sweater would be appropriate given the season. Cherie Amour from Knitty, Minimalist Cardigan from Interweave Fall 2007, and Zephyr Style’s Tree Jacket are at the top of my list. And I probably have yarn for all of these sweaters in my stash. I also have a whole bunch of patterns from Chic Knits that have been burning a hole in my pattern binder. I just hate it when I’m overcome by indecision! Well, I’ll just plug along on Berry socks until I figure it out. I welcome all suggestions for my next project though…