Name: Moss Shawl [Ravelry project page]
Pattern: (name, author, source) Mystery Shawl 2 a.k.a. Flowing River by Renee Leverington. Originally a free pattern via a Yahoo Group, now available here.
Size(s): (to fit, finished size) 140 cm by 60 cm/55 in. by 24 in.
Yarn: (name, fibre, weight, colour) Hand Painted Yarns Lace, 100% pure merino wool, lace-weight, in Olive/Olivia.
Needles: (size, material, style) 3.25 mm aluminium circular needle, plus 1 straight needle for the border
Knitting style: (for stitch patterns) Combination
Modifications: Followed as per original, mystery group instructions.
Notes: Finally finished! Just 2 and a half years after I started! You have no idea how relieved I am to have this finished. And what’s even more amazing is that I love the finished product.
This shawl was like a light-weight, pretty, millstone around my neck and I’m so glad that it’s done and dusted!
My shawl is much smaller (140 cm by 60 cm/55 in. x 24 in.) because of the much smaller needle size used than that recommended in the “Flowing River” instructions. For the same reason, I used *a lot* less yarn.
There were some rumblings about this in the original Yahoo group and quite a few people were upset. This was my first “real” lace project, so I didn’t know any better!
I’m happy with the shoulder-shawl size I’ve ended up with, and I have more than enough yarn left over (40 g) to make a scarf.
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