After the process of dyeing, spinning and plying a selection of fiber, knitting with it is the absolute icing on the cake for me. This lovely lace shawl started life as a 4 oz length of natural BFL and silk roving that Carli dyed for me in her kitchen! I described my goals for the spin last year about this time in my Tour is On post, and showed you the pretty yarn in my Better Late than Never post. The May Shawl KAL, CAL, WAL (knit along, crochet along or weave along), hosted in our Simply Notable Ravelry Group finally nudged me to choose a pattern and get it knitted up.
I used the free Oaklet Shawl pattern by Tricksy Knitter. I’ve enjoyed many of her patterns, and this one is no exception. So straight forward and easy to knit! It’s one of those projects you can do listening to an audiobook or watching a movie, because the lace is easy enough to memorize and the more complicated lace rows are spaced out between mindless rows. The result is simple and understated elegance.
This one often goes out with me to the backyard so I can reach for it after an evening swim. Even in warmer weather, my wraps get used and cuddled. Bring your beautiful handcrafted wraps out, I say! Drape them on chairs and pile them in baskets near to hand. They add such richness and beauty to our lives!