Thursday, October 13, 2005
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.