After I finished Prairie Rose last week, I needed a new project. I have another Sockhead Hat to keep me busy in the car before class, but I needed another project to sink my teeth into, preferably one where I could use my Lazy Gauge Skillz to cast on without doing a swatch. And I'm going to Oberlin on Thursday night, so I needed a new big project to bring with me for the weekend.
So, late Saturday night I crocheted a chain for the provisional cast-on of the Lehe Square Shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia and started knitting. For those of you keeping track at home, this is my 9th pattern from the book - I have 7 completed shawls, 1 in hibernation, and now this one. A lot of shawls, you might say? Why, yes - but I still have these 2 to complete and 5 more to go after that!
The yarn is a coned laceweight cashmere I bought at Avril in Kyoto, also known as Habu in the US and internationally. It's a very light yarn, and very skinny, but a pleasure to work with. I'm using US 6 needles, which is giving a nice airy fabric so far. I'm actually pretty excited to have another square shawl in my shawl drawer - I've worn Crown Prince so much this winter that it's starting to look a little sad! And speaking of sad, my copy of Knitted Lace of Estonia has been looking pretty rough these days...
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