Swallowtail Shawl

I started a new shawl. I'm not sure if it's a Christmas gift but I do think it will be a gift for someone. I'm using a self striping sock yarn. I'm still working on the body but the border is gorgeous! It's called Lily of the Valley. I can't wait to get to that part! The body has been easy to knit so far. I love how the colors emerge. So easy! The yarn does all the work!

Here's a close up of the lace pattern. It's really a pretty pattern and so easy to memorize! The lace will look so much better once it's blocked. Lace patterns tend to scrunch up and make it difficult to see the all the different stitches.

The pattern came from this book by Interweave. I love their lace books. So many ideas but not enough time!


  1. It's very pretty. So nice to have a pattern that you can memorize. I'm working on a crochet shawl right now and I have to look at the directions for every row.

    1. So much easier when you don't have to read the directions the whole time! Lace shawls are my favorite! Hope the border comes out nicely

  2. Love the pattern and yarn. It's going to be another beauty!

    1. Thanks, Astrid! I had to do a fair amount of ripping out yesterday but I'm back on track today. Hope I don't screw up again!


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