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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’ll catch you on the purl side.