10 shawls in 2010: the start of the first

On Jan. 1, I cast on for Miralda’s Triangular Shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia.

I’m using 4.0 needles (Addi Click), and gorgeous alpaca/silk laceweight from Silent Valley Alpaca, a local producer. This was the lovely stuff that I bought at the Almonte Fiber Fest and I’m really enjoying the knitting process because of the feel of this wool.

I’m having some fears about not having enough yardage to make it through, but hopefully this first skein will last a few more rows and it’ll all work out in the end. So far I’ve finished the first two charts and have moved on to the section with the nupps in it.

The thing that I’m looking forward to is that this shawl is knit from the outside triangular edge in, so the rows are getting shorter & shorter. It doesn’t feel like they’re getting any quicker, but soon I’ll just be racing through them and finished. Perhaps. Here’s how it looks today:

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