Bye, Jeanie.

As you may remember, I decided to turn some lovely Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock into Jeanie.

After about two weeks of knitting, and a few mistakes, I got frustrated and didn’t love how it was coming out, so I pulled out my old issues of Interweave Knits and poured over them, looking for inspiration.

And I found it in the Swallowtail Shawl. I check out Ravelry, and found even more inspiration. There have been some beautiful interpretations of this pattern.

I almost immediately cast on. It’s been two days, and I’m almost one skein in.

The pattern is written for lace weight yarn, on Us4s. I’m using fingering on US7s. The pattern calls for 15 repeats of the main pattern. I’m doing 19. So it’ll be a larger shawl, which is nice, because it is why my Flower Basket shawl met its demise.

And it’s fun to knit! It’s much easier than the Flower Basket shawl so far. I haven’t reached the infamous “nups,” the little bobbles that are on the border lily-of-the-valley pattern. But I’m preparing.

That last one is kind of electric looking ’cause of the flash.

I think I made the right decision. I really love it. It’s making me rethink my lace moratorium.


4 Responses

  1. Very pretty – that shawl has been on my to-do list for a while…

  2. Instead of doing the nupps the way the pattern suggests, someone on Ravelry suggested to slip 4, purl 1 and pass 4 over. It worked much better for me!

  3. Wow! It looks great! I might need to knit one!

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