So the Augustine Shawlette turned out to be a scarf. Lovely and soft, but a scarf nonetheless. So subtract one from 20.
Instead, I found a use for my Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic and knitted up Childry by Elly Doyle. I wasn’t too keen on the yarn while knitting, but once blocked it’s been a nice kerchief. But not a shawl!
Since it’s very similar to my version of the Old Man of Storr Shawlette, I called it Presque Vu Déjà, because it’s easy to be stupid when you have no immediate audience.
I’ve enrolled in Miriam Felton’s wonderful Lace Shawl Design on Craftsy, and I’m thoroughly enjoying each lesson. I love to watch her demonstrating a point with a beautifully knitted (and blocked) shawl from her design collection. And so I knitted Adamas in some hand-dyed BFL laceweight,
and added some beads to the edging – hence Bejewelled.
So add one again to make 20.
In the mean time I’ve succumbed to the Icelandic bug and I bought some Lett-Lopi from Carreg Yarns (whose service is incredibly good). I’m making Védís Jónsdóttir’s Afmæli - just don’t ask me to pronounce any of this. It’s hard work on my hands but the yarn knits up soft and fuzzy:
And on the topic of northern/ethnic, look at what Sirdar came up with! Their own version of the iconic Sarah Lund sweater. Oh dear, I may succumb, on the rather feeble excuse that I’m supporting a Yorkshire spinner.
But plain knitting in the round can get a bit boring. I really am totally addicted to lace knitting – it’s quite sad – and I can’t not have a project on the needles. Hence, Inevitable, Evelyn A Clark’s Heartland Lace Shawl, in recently dyed BFL 4-ply. It’s on 4mm needles and knitting up quite springy: some aggressive blocking may be required to show up the stitch pattern.
To make things add up, Last Chance Old Boy (my Old Man of Storr Shawlette) drops out of my 20 shawls and is relegated to a kerchief.
And that should be it.