Pattern: Icarus Shawl by Miriam Felton, Interweave Knits Summer 2006
Yarn: Sundara Yarn hand-dyed silk lace, color 012
Needles: 3.25mm Addi circular needle
Gauge: 21 sts and 38 rows equals 4 inches
Finished Size: 72 inches wide, 36 inches from center top edge to bottom point, after blocking
I am usually eager to give my knits away, but this one will be hard to let go. It’s off to my sister who I know will appreciate it, especially because of its color. Red is her favorite and I think this yarn is the perfect shade. Vibrant. Bold. Rich. The pattern has a simple elegance that I think suits her style. There are mistakes – a few lace patterns on the left side that don’t line up and look like they are taking flight. Knits and purls with minds of their own – or at least that’s what I tell myself when I make mistakes knitting lace.