Predictably enough, I started a new lace project as soon as I finished Juno Regina. I’m working on Sharon Miller’s 1-Ply Spring Shawl, which I’ve wanted to knit ever since I saw missalicefaye’s version (Ravelry link) a few years ago.
My version’s cobweb weight on US00 / 1.75mm needles. Which you might think would drive me nuts, but you’d be so very, very wrong. I’ve finished chart 1, so I’m a little over 90 rows in here, and so far, so good!
I’m using Yarn Place Heaven, which is actually finer than the last cobweb weight yarn I knit (Jade Sapphire Lacey Lamb, which I used for my Peacock Feathers). This yarn has a drier, crisper feel too, and is a little easier to split if you’re not careful. So I have to be a little more attentive this time, but no big deal. I’m having fun with this, so why would I mind paying more attention to it?
Seriously, I like lots of detail when it comes to lace. As you may have noticed, I get really bored really fast on patterns that are basically the same two rows over and over. This project? I’ve just gotten to the part where there’s an eight-row repeat at the edge of the center triangle, and a 30-row repeat in the middle. So, the detail-oriented part of me is really loving this right now.
My only beef with the pattern so far is the size of the charts – as printed, they’re ridiculously hard for me to read. They were easy enough to blow up, though, so I can’t complain too much.