August 10, 2010
Miralda's Triangular Shawl
One can argue that omitting the entire nupp section of Miralda's Triangular Shawl simplifies the design so much, that it's no longer on par with other Knitted Lace of Estonia patterns. And even though that may be true, the modified version has its own appeal: clean lines, squishy texture, and mindless enough to knit while watching TV.
Pattern: Miralda's Triangular Shawl from Nancy Bush's Knitted Lace of Estonia (my review here). I omitted the nupp-containing section, and slightly modified the decreases at the nape of the neck so the top edge of the shawl came out straight. No other notable changes.
Yarn: Ball and Skein Sophia, 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 450 yards per 160 gram skein. The shawl used up about 560 yards/200 grams of yarn. I alternated the two skeins in large chunks, switching between the big elements.
Needles: US 6 INOX Express circs.
Finished size: 52" across the top, and 26" deep. I think this is one of the smaller shawls I've knitted, but it should work very well for wearing under a winter coat.
So. I still haven't decided what to do with this shawl. It's definitely not my color. It's not exactly my grandma's color, either - she's more of a "sage green" woman. Maybe my mom? I think I will put it away for now; the right person or occasion will come along eventually ;). Until it comes out again, let's enjoy the gorgeous texture!