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.
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!