Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Peddling Along

Isn't this blob of yarn beautiful? It is Dream In Color Baby Lace - Colorway Lipstick Lava. What it is knitting up to be is the Wool Peddler's Shawl from Folk Shawls. I started it while I was in Myrtle Beach because I had finished one project I brought and used up the 1 skein of yarn I brought for another project I started. So thus the Peddler's Shawl was born.

I believe everyone else that has done this shawl has used at least a fingering weight yarn. Since I wasn't sure what weight the yarn was done in the book, I just forged ahead with a laceweight.

I finished all the increases in the garter rows (now have 231 purty stitches; started with 7) and just began the lace pattern over the weekend. Since I am using lace I believe this is going to be smaller than the original. How much smaller I am not sure since it's just a blob on needles. I'm probably going to increase the number of lace pattern repeats, but will make the final decision once I finish the first lace pattern set. I'm a newbie shawl knitter and am just winging it as I go.

Whatever size it turns out to be I know I will love it!


  1. Love the color! I was looking at that colorway at Loopy Ewe yesterday. This is a good pattern to just knit until you run out of yarn. You have gotten a good bit done. How do you do it!

  2. Awesome color! Can't wait to see more!

  3. I wonder if there is any commentary to be had about why knitting a shawl is akin to running a marathon.

    Having done neither, I can't really speak to it but maybe you can!

  4. I love that yarn. So soft and the color is amazing. You can always block it bigger if it seems too small. I'm sure it will be just dandy.