It was that Saturday in Oakland (somewhere near the end of the month) that I went to the California Weavers Guild Conference. There was a dealers room. There is always a merchants room of one kind or another. Anyway – I bought this pattern from Betty Fryer for a capelet type shawl. The shaping is extremely similar to most of Alison’s patterns and the actual lace stitch patterns look kind of like leaves that open into a version of feather and fan that keeps increasing as you knit down the shawl.
I started with two balls of this lovely 600m/100gm heathered purple yarn (merino/alpaca blend), a signature 3.75 stiletto tipped circular needle and a lot of patience.
Starting with around 80 stitches isn’t bad, but by the time you are on row 81, well the count is around 650. That is a lot of stitches.
Not feeling like picot edging, crocheted edging or anything else fancy (hello? 900 meters of yarn and my attention span was slipping), I went ahead and used one of the neat little Lacis bead hooks to add some interest in the last four knit rows followed by a simple knit bind-off from the right side. Currently, it is obviously an almost circle shaped and about 50 cm deep prior to blocking