I finally made my first shawl!
Pattern: Kouyou, by Angela Tong
Yarn: Katia Brisa in Gold
I found the construction really interesting and easy to do. The lovely triangular shape is made by increasing at the middle and ends of each row. It was a really well written pattern, very clear and easy to follow.
The lace section took easily three times as long as the stocking stitch section, but I found it pretty interesting! It's always fun seeing the pattern emerge.
These photos are of the shawl blocking on a towel. It was incredible how much better it looked after blocking!
I made this shawl to go with a particular dress. We are going to Japan at the end of this month for our friend's wedding on the first day of spring. I had read some articles on what to wear to a Japanese wedding and they all said WEAR A SHAWL!
I think I might have been bitten by the shawl bug! I enjoyed knitting it SO much, I want to make more now.