Friday, April 11, 2008
The season of weddings is coming soon. I have 3-5 weddings to go to this summer/fall, and I've been contemplating using the gorgeous purewool pictured to knit me a shawl.
But as one with limited lace experience and no shawl experience...what to knit?
Originally in browsing ravelry patterns, I was looking at Eunny Jang's Print O' The Wave....and then I looked at the pattern. I don't think I'm quite there yet.
I've also been looking at Kiri, but again, am I ready for that? Also, the yarn for kiri is much more fluffy than my merino 1 ply.
And I've been looking at Juno, which would be the first "piquant" Knitty pattern I'll have ever attempted. It appears with my taste in shawls, I will have to be a fearless knitter, no matter what I choose.
The problem is, that I love, love, love intricate lace, especially leafy looking lace. I have no interest in a triangular or rectangular block of knitting with intermittent holes. I want the holes to look like something, preferably pretty. I want a shawl that you can't buy at a store....but one that I will be able to finish with my turtle-like knitting speed in time for the fall weddings, when I will want to cover up.
What do you think? Am I going in over my head?
Any suggestions for beginner/intermediate shawls that fulfill my 101 requirements? :)