Follow Your Arrow

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I was deterimined to finish my ‘Follow Your Arrow‘ shawl before casting on a new project.  Mainly because this shawl isn’t really me, and I don’t think I’d ever finish it if I put it down.  It’s beatiful, but I’m not a fussy lace sort of person.  I knit this more for the fun of joining in with all the other knitters following their arrows. And it never hurts to have a few samples around in my own hand dye.

arrow hanger

The yarn, which was Dublin Dye Merino Lace in the colour Troublemaker, tends to look purple in some light, and blacker with flashes of pink in others.  This photo gives you an idea of how the light plays on it, and the hint of pink showing through in places. I really love this yarn, but then anything with merino and silk will win me over no questions asked.

The pattern was definitely interesting.  I didn’t choose any of the unusual shape elements of this pattern, and ended up with a fairly traditional lace shawl in the end.  part of me regrets not choosing option A from the first clue, but I’m still happy with how it turned out.  I followed clues BABBA, but if I were to do it again, I think I’d do AABAA. Who knows, I’ve got quite a bit of yarn left (I only used 40g in the end) so I can still do something else with the remaining yarn!

4 thoughts on “Follow Your Arrow

  1. I love the colour of the yarn, I’m a sucker for purple. I’ve done AABBA, so nearly the same as yours except I did the kite to start off. I’m still finishing Clue 5 and I ripped Clue 4A as I didn’t like the ‘corners’ it created. I like the lace as it’s not too flowery, much more geometric, which suits my style.

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  3. My Mum and I saw your “Follow your Arrow” on your stand at Edinburgh Yarn Festival, we both loved it but Mum more than me, to the extent that she asked me to knit it for her 😀 Mum is the most Knit-worthy person in my life so I agreed right away 😀 I have since found out that working it in lace is unusual so I’m hoping I’ve not taken on something more difficult than I’m ready for! I’m swatching for it at the moment and although my Mum likes a looser tension than I do I think I’ll aim for what looks and feels right to me. If you have any tips about knitting this I’d be really happy to hear them!

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