FO: Peppermint Wish Shawl

Peppermint Wish Shawl Back Path

Another week, another lace shawl off the needles.  Don’t expect this to be a regular thing around here – I have no others waiting in the wings.

Pattern Lilac Wish Lace Shawl by Alina Appasov

Yarn Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud in the Peppermint colorway.  I believe this color is discontinued.

KAL Use It or Lose It 06 – I can’t believe I’ve finished 6 projects so far this year out of stash yarn!

Needles US#4 (3.5mm) Addi Turbos Lace

Mods Just one – I replaced the nupps with beads. No explanation necessary.

Peppermint Wish Shawl

I loved – LOVED – knitting this shawl.  Most of the knitting was done over 2 weekends.  The bind off took another 5 days – fitting in a bit of binding off each night after work.  It was worth it though – JSSBO made the edge stretchy but still tidy.

The pattern was perfect – I used the charted instructions – and followed them except for those pesky little nupps.

Peppermint Wish Shawl Close Up

I think my yarn choice was decent but not great.  The 100% alpaca just isn’t as crisp as a merino or silk, and I don’t see the edges of the leaves as much as I do in some other FOs.  I love the color though and it’s light as a feather.  I think this will be a nice topper during the summer months.

Peppermint Wish Shawl Back

One other thing to mention – I hadn’t used these Addi Turbos in quite a while and the cable was super-kinked.  I got rid of the kink by pouring some boiling water on them and letting them sit for 20 or 30 seconds.  Then I took the needles out and pulled the cable in between my fingers to smooth them.  Easy peasy.

Unkinking Addi Turbo Cables


As I mentioned last week, I’m enamored with knitting crescent shawls, but for now I’m taking a short break to work on a few WIPs.  Because, yes, I have quite a few.

I’ll catch you on the purl side.

7 thoughts on “FO: Peppermint Wish Shawl

  1. Considering that my favorite color is pink and that I love lace, this is the best knit ever!!!! My gosh, not even sure if there are words to describe how beautiful this shawl is. And Alpaca to boot..heavenly.

  2. Great tip for the addi turbos, thanks! I cannot believe you finished that shawl in that amount of time, amazing! It is beautiful!

  3. divine!!! I can’t imagine having the patience to bind off over a week. I would probably fall asleep with it in my hands trying to finish it in one night.

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