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I so agree with your pet peeve- I have had problems knitting up Pfeilraupe (which has no lace!) but a lovely drape, I just did not have DK or worsted weight available in sufficient quantities, to get the size I was hoping. My current part lace project Waiting for Rain I did knit in DK, rather than the recommended Fingering weight, but I got the size I wanted. (without blocking- I do not have a blocking frame and no mats either to achieve this- just a function of being on a retirement income- things come only when there is a little spare cash, or in the unlikely event of being able to save and not having to pay an unexpected bill.RoxyCatlady said:Of course!! Those are two more that I'd forgotten about when I posted yesterday morning - And Anna Dalvi - I adore her patterns.
I've already answered about favourite shapes -- but I'd like to mention a pet peeve of mine when it comes to shawls: It seems that some people are designing "shawls" that are really no more than a fashion scarf! To me, a shawl should be something that at least covers your back, shoulders, top of the arm, and back of the neck -- something to wear over a sleeveless or spaghetti strap top or dress. There is nothing more frustrating than thinking you are creating a shawl (because the picture doesn't show it on a person, and not everyone can easily visualize size when just given numbers) and it turns out to be too short to wrap around your shoulders, and not wide enough to keep your back or arms from being chilled!!