Sitting on the porch a-knitting away on my first lace project, the Candle Flame shawl, I wondered about how long it would take to finish up the third and last ball of the delicate yarn. It was during those few moments that I made the decision to complete the pattern repeat and then fini. I had reached my destinations length.
Julie and I each started this shawl patternas a KAL for 2; hers is a peacock blue while I chose the maple. The yarn is a silk alpaca blend and hand dyed as well. Julies shawl traveled to the eastern Caribbean, India and the Himalayas. Mine stayed home. Candle was finished during the Oscar presentations and blocked during commercials. As a shawl, only 16” wide, it’s not so generous as to give any sort of warmth. The colors are warm and it will look pretty draped over the arm of my knitting spot on the sun porch or around my shoulders during a cool evening.