So … I signed up for a workshop on how to make the Busco Gancho Lace shawl. I think it’s more of a CAL, but a workshop sounds good too 🙂 The finished sample shawl was made in a beautiful colourway, but what I really wanted was the pattern for the shawl, but it was only available to the workshop participants. So I signed up … *sigh* It promises that it’s not an ordinary triangle shawl, and that there will be more to constructing the shape than just a regular triangle. So …
I know I have lace yarn somewhere in the boxes, but not in self-striping yarn, and I didn’t have time to go through the boxes to search for it. Seeing these SWTC Little Star yarn in the WIP bag, I frogged it and decided to use it for this workshop instead. I didn’t like how they were working up on the needles anyway, and I had only knitted four rows, so I didn’t feel so bad about frogging. Do you ever feel bad frogging a WIP?
We had to make two swatches – one with a 3.0mm hook (top swatch), and another with a 3.5mm The swatches came out bigger than I thought. I thought this Little Star was a fingering weight, even a light fingering weight, but these came out big. Or perhaps I was using the wrong size hooks.
I had planned on using the red-orange to start off, and then eventually transition to the red-purple, when I ran out of yarn, because as usual, I only bought two hanks, and it looks like this shawl will take more than that, even if I crochet with a loose tension. It should work.
So that’s another CAL I’m working on … as if I don’t have enough to do already! But I think this will work up really quick … Stay tuned for an update next week!