Knitting – Wednesday WIP – Little Lacy Shawl

My WIP this week is a Little Lacy Shawl, from a kit gifted by a friend which includes Cascade Heritage Paints fingering weight yarn and Feza Baby Kid Mohair extremely thin yarn plus a pattern for a 50 inch x 12 inch neck shawl.  It all came in a pretty chiffon bag which I’ll be re-using. Although I don’t do well with dark, thin yarn, this seems to be working out OK with a #6 needle. The dark blue yarn is gorgeous with tiny flecks of deep red and the mohair is filament-thin, used double-stranded with the fingering yarn. The mohair seems to give a very slight sparkle to the piece. Can’t wait to get it finished.

I finished the shawl from my previous WIP and it became quite a large project – 30 inches long x 72 inches wide. I wanted it to be extra big and warm and will be sending it to the Sacred Shawl Society in South Dakota with a note that I’d like for it to go to a senior lady.

The colors are soft warm shades of beige and tan. closer to the colors shown in the third photo.  I used several different patterns to give extra texture and interest, and crocheted a simple edging along the sides.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

3 thoughts on “Knitting – Wednesday WIP – Little Lacy Shawl”

  1. That blue with the red flecks certainly looks pretty. Photographs don’t always show what the eye can see, but your description is great. That finished shawl looks wonderfully warm and attractive. The woman who receives it will be so pleased.

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