Monday, December 17, 2012


I purchased the pattern, Seascape Shawl, and Peruvian baby lace merino yarn (50% baby alpaca, 50% fine merino) to make it, in May 2010, from and began knitting it in June 2010 and knit about 4” before I got side-tracked with designing baby sweaters. I put the shawl aside and didn't start knitting it again until the first week of December 2012.
This yarn is VERY fine - looks like cobweb lace yarn to me. I’m hoping that when the shawl is finished, I can block it to the length I want. The pattern calls for 1180 yds of lace weight with a gauge of 16 sts = 4”. My yarn ball band doesn't have any gauge stated, nor does for this yarn. I didn't do a gauge swatch before knitting - my bad! So far I still have plenty of yarn left from the first skein so I have plenty of yarn to make it bigger. The border is feather and fan stitch so if need be, I’ll just knit more rows until the shawl is the length I want.
I’m at the border now so it shouldn't take too much longer to finish.


  1. That is gorgeous!! Can't wait to see it on Saturday (you are coming, right?).

  2. Thank you, Angie. The shawl probably won't be finished by Saturday, but I do plan to be at B & N. See you then.