This story begins at the start of the summer when I visited Purl Soho in New York City.
I spied, with my little eye, an absolutely stunning (but simple) lace shawl on display. I was told it was the Bamboo Wedding Shawl, and I decided then and there that I had to make it.
It’s taken me a little while… but I’ve finally cast on!
I wanted a shawl that I could throw on for everyday wear… which means anything but white! I found a lovely charcoal grey tencel yarn, which has a very similar drape to the bamboo.
And I love how it’s turning out! I’m knitting mine slightly narrower than the sample (I only have 630 yards of my tencel, check my shawl’s ravelry page for details).
It’s a simple (as far as lace goes) pattern: a 12-row repeat, with plain purl WS rows. It’s certainly not mindless, but not frustratingly difficult either. Perfect for working on when I’m looking for a distraction!
If you want to check out more Work-In-Progress posts, please check out Tami’s Ami’s Blog, who’s been organizing a great WIP Wednesday blog theme! And, don’t forget to come back for FO (Finished Object) Friday!