An elegant shawl can become one of the most important accessories in a knitter’s wardrobe. On cooler days it can be draped and overlapped comfortably around your neck and shoulders, and on lighter spring and summer days can be pulled into use as a bit of elegant protection from a stray breeze. And for those occasions when casual attire simply isn’t enough, there is nothing like lace to amp up your outfit – and the attention!
The Lakeshore shawl is a welcome lace project for knitters comfortable with the basics of lace stitches looking for a slightly more intermediate challenge. Experienced and newer lace knitters alike will enjoy the familiar structure of a triangular shawl worked from the top outwards, and the “resting” rows of purl stitches on the wrong side. Choose 2 skeins of your favourite colour of Tanis Fiber Arts silver label mulberry silk, or 850 yds of your preferred silk or wool-silk laceweight or light fingering weight yarn.