Saturday, August 20, 2011
198 Yards of Heaven: A Shawlette
The pattern called "198 Yards of Heaven" can be found HERE and is designed to use 198 yards of worsted or aran weight yarn. For my project, I used one ball of Crystal Palace's Mini Mochi yarn (contains 195 yards). I love the colors in this yarn (called "Rainbow Trout"). I've used Mini Mochi before in a number of scarves... I love this fingering weight yarn. It's quite splity, so it's difficult to knit with fine, sharp pointed needles, but in this project I used US 7 needles and the splity-ness was not too much of a problem. I have two more skeins of Mini Mochi yarn in a colorway called "Crayon Box". I am considering making this pattern again so it will be closer to "400 yards of Heaven". This project was so fun to make. Some lace patterns are so troublesome, but this pattern was just plain fun.
I was surprised when I got to the lace border of the shawl. The body of the shawl is more like stockinette but the border is primarily garter stitch. If I make this pattern again, I might try to modify the lace border. From looking at other projects on Ravelry completed with this pattern, it looks as if others may have modified the lace border in this manner. Whatever the case may be, I am loving knitting shawls. Not exactly sure what I'll do with this shawl... maybe a gift, maybe for me. Decisions, decisions...