The snow may be gone (for now), but my pretty snowflake still remains.
I love the sort of helix-like pattern in the border.
It’s a nice, light scarf – perfect for late winter/early spring. The cashmere yarn is oh-so-soft, and light as a feather.
I do wish the edge was a little bit more scalloped – the lace pattern actually leaves a straight edge – the points are just forced by pinning during blocking. I’m wondering if a couple of rows could be added right at the end to create a bit of a scallop, without detracting from the lace pattern.
It really is an easy knit – it would be good for a beginning lace knitter, though it does require reading a chart for the border. Most of the knitting is mindless enough that it’s easy to knit in public, and you don’t need to carry around a pattern.
The size could easily be adjusted, as long as you increase or decrease the main body of the shawl in 12-stitch increments (6 sts per side).
Modifications: I had a lot of yarn left over after completing the shawlette as written, so I added another full repeat of the border pattern.
I blocked the piece pretty heavily. If I made it again with this weight yarn, I would probably go up two needle sizes to US8/5mm. The 4mm needles would be good for laceweight, though. The pattern is much more effective when knit with very large needles for the weight of yarn.
More on my project page here.