Exploring the world of fiber, one draft at a time

My posting can be as frequent or infrequent as my spinning, so be as patient as that fiber, sitting in my stash.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Two clues done on the shawl

I love this yarn! It is called Baby Silk and is 80% alpaca and 20% silk. The color in the picture is not accurate, it is too red. The yarn is call cinnabar, and the color is a lovely orange/brown. I pinned the shawl out enough to see the pattern (I love the little cat paws all over it!). The lace will show more once the shawl is finished and blocked. I am using size 4 (US) circulars, and the shawl measures roughly 14" long at the top and 8" from top to point. Since I have the picture in a large size to show details, the yarn looks fatter than it really is. It is truly a lace yarn, gauged on the label as 28 stitches to 4 inches on size three needles.

I have no idea if I will end up with a large or small shawl. I think I am on the smaller side of the projects gauge, but with three more clues to go, it's hard to tell the final size. If it seems small, I am sure I can add a border.

These first two weeks it was easy to finish the clues within the week timeframe. I am up to 78 stitches now, I am sure it will get harder to finish as the size increases.