Friday, September 6, 2013

Fiber Arts Friday: Acadian Shawl

I have been wanting to make the Acadian Shawl for quite some time.

I've also felt that the Yak/Merino yarn that Hubba brought back from Japan a few years ago was what I needed to use.  I'm short on the recommended supply.  So I let this pattern percolate with other yarn for a while, but the heart wants what the heart wants.... so I cast on last December.

I am using smaller needles and have three balls.  The pattern is written in three sections and all three balls have been weighed.  I plan to mark the end of the first ball and then make sure I am at the similar point on the return section prior to starting ball #3.  Hopefully this will work out.

As you can see, I was well into this scarf when I learned that I was purling incorrectly... and this has been a more "off" than "on" type project, so I added a life-line just in case I did not remember how to purl incorrectly. ;-)

Things are going quite well, and much faster than the Forever Wingspan... amazing what fatter yarn and bigger needles will do for you...

and fortunately I did remember how to purl incorrectly.  ;-)

Happy Fiber Arts Friday.


Vivian said...

Very pretty lace! and yes, fat yarn and fat needles do make knitting go faster!

WonderWhyGal said...

oooooh, I LOVE it! The Yak/Merino will be delicious to wear.

Cathy said...

Yak and merino, ooooh what a yummy blend... I quite like the "incorrectly" purled stitches ;)