Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Milk Silk Lace Shawl

This was my first project using 100% handspun Milk Silk. I enjoyed spinning this new fiber and wrote about this experience Here. The colorway I used for this shawl is "Calypso" and I used just over 3 ounces for the entire project.

I found the pattern for this lace shawl on Ravelry. It is Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark. The shawl knitted up quickly and easily.

Since this is the first time I've made something from
Milk Silk, I was not sure how it would work out. I am happy to say that I could not have been more pleased with the results. The shawl blocked out well and is holding its shape. The stitches are well defined and the lace pattern is so pretty.

Best of all is the softness and drape of this yarn. The shawl is a delight to touch, hug around one's neck, or just cuddle with. The weight of the yarn gives tremendous drape. It falls elegantly around the shoulders. I hope you can see this in the pictures.


Windybrook Spinner said...

It's gorgeous!

Rois said...

OMG. Did you change colours to get that fabulous striping or did the yarn do that itself?

Carolyn said...

The yarn did it itself. I'm too lazy to change colors that much :-)

Brook said...

Looks great with those shorts ;)