I finished it.
It’s one of the most beautiful pieces of lace I have knit yet, in my opinion!
It fits very nicely, and I can see that I will get a lot more use out of this when the weather warms up again.
The ‘shawlcho’ concept is genius – no more worrying about the shawl slipping off! Mary-Anne Mace has done a brilliant job of Hybrid Vigour.
The beads were fixed with a crochet hook. I have to say that I do like this method of affixing beads – it means I don’t have the weight of the beads on my yarn as I am knitting, and they also sit much more nicely in the knitting that the other way. I used a mix of glass beads that came pre-mixed – I bought them years ago, when I was into beading, and am very pleased that I can use them again and appreciate their beauty. Their colour tones well with the yarn.
The yarn is Anna Gratton 4 ply merino/mohair in Lavender Fields. I used 140gms, which is less than one skein. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this yarn knits as lace. It shows a good level of definition!
It’s the perfect wrap for a cool summer evening, or indeed a warmer winter day.
It’s such a wonderful feeling to finish a project, and be happy with it, and know that I have accomplished something.
It’s so pretty that I might even knit another one!