WIP - 'Spanish Armada' shawl

MMario's picture

Remember the Spanish square Doily I test knit a while back? Well, I've started it for real this time - as the center of the 'Spanish Armada'.

I'm using my favorite size needle for lace (US 8's) with a nice lace-weight alpaca in 'vermilion' - a very lightly variagated red.

Hopefully over Thanksgiving I will be able to knit enough to post the first 100 or so rows of instructions.

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MMario's picture

and I've knit through row

and I've knit through row 120; written thorugh row 130 something and charted through row 128 - I think....SEVEN pages of charts and instructions! YEESH.
MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

It is a beautiful piece.....

It is a beautiful piece.....

TomH's picture

What kind of alpaca are you

What kind of alpaca are you using (brand)? Definitely looking forward to seeing the beginning of your shawl.

MMario's picture

something I bought from

something I bought from someone else's stash a couple years ago. I have no recollection of what brand it is.

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

I was really impressed with

I was really impressed with the test piece, and I'm looking forward to seeing the completed shawl - even though I'll feel totally inadequate. However a couple of days ago I was brave enough to try your Faux Spanish Lace, and after a couple of false starts because I couldn't get the tension of the 'holes' right I'm now happily working away on it and pleased with the effect so far.

ronhuber's picture

I'm looking forward to

I'm looking forward to seeing it as well, Mario.
Ron

Kerry's picture

I'm looking forward to this

I'm looking forward to this shawl, you are so creative.