I’ve been working on the Radiance shawl, and I am loving it! I’m knitting with Malabrigo lace, and it feels so wonderful on my hands as I work. I used it as my travel knitting because it is such a simple pattern that I can pick it up and put it away without too much worry about losing my place. I also got a compliment on it from the airline stewardess, who thinks that the color is “very jean-friendly.” I’m a little over 30% of the way down (The pattern will tell you in 10% increments how far along you are! How cool is that?)
My other project is also a shawl, the Ubiquitous Kate. It’s modeled after the shawl that Kate Middleton wore. I love the look of ruffles, and really wanted to make something similar. There are a couple of patterns imitating that shawl, but I really liked this one and it is free! I had some Knitpicks Stroll Sock yarn in a beautiful dark purple color in my stash (I think I bought it for a sweater at one point), and decided to use that. I am enjoying working on it, but it does require a little more concentration than the Radiance shawl. Even though it’s not lace, there is a subtle zig-zag pattern made up of purls, and it’s charted. The wrong side is really easy, however- except for a increase at each end of the row, it’s all purl stitches! I’ve completed three repeats of the zig-zag pattern so far.
What are you working on this week? If you’d like to see everyone else’s works-in-progress, head on over to Tami’s Amis’ Work in Progress Wednesday!
P.S.: In case anyone was wondering, it is much easier to photograph a WIP when your cat isn't trying to steal your stitch markers. Thanks, Maddie!