May 5, 2013

TACOL testknit

Pattern: Taking a Chance on Love by Connie Peng
Yarn: Ecotone  (a new base I'm dyeing) in 'Why Don't You Marry It'

I couldn't resist asking Connie if I could testknit this freaking gorgeous shawl when she made it a few weeks ago. I think the cables winding over the lacy pattern are fantastic. She's written it for three sizes, so you can make it as big as you like. I made the medium and used almost 600yds of a light fingering/heavy laceweight yarn I started dyeing a few weeks ago.

It has a nice tight, smooth 6-ply construction that was perfect for lacework. It also has an extra big, 150g / 750 yd skein so I could use just one for this shawl. I'm really happy with it.

I'm looking forward to wearing this over a t-shirt now that it's finally warming up. I had forgotten how much I love knitting shawls.