And that's not all... my face is on the cover of the Spring + Summer issue! I've been making 'cover girl' jokes all day, it's been quite surreal... :)
I love yellow, and I love knitting lace, and I'm totally fascinated by bees. Put it all together, and you get a sunny yellow shawl inspired by honeycomb dripping with honey. I thought its cheeriness would make it a great fit for Knitty, and a nice gift for my fellow knitters.
- honeycomb lace with a zigzagging lace border
- top-down triangular construction with garter-tab cast on
- no special stitches: just knit, purl, single and double yarn-overs, k2tog, ssk
- a decorative picot bind off
- requires 1.5 skeins of Malabrigo Lace (700yds of laceweight yarn)
- suitable for solid or semi-solid colourways
- one size: 63" wingspan, 29" along spine
- both charted and written instructions.
The main part of the shawl is very repetitive and intuitive to knit, perfect for an on-the-go or tv-knitting project. The edging requires a little more attention, and I do recommend using needles with nice sharp points, for example Addi Lace needles. They kept me sane!
Shout out to my best photographer Dad for doing the photoshoot with me, and finding all the summery-looking flowers in the garden and around the town. And another shout out to Mum & Dad's 'Fortune' plum tree for co-starring in the photos! Since then, the plums have ripened and been turned into a couple of dozen jars of sauces and jams. Go tree.
The pattern is available for free here at Knitty.com. Its Ravelry page is here.
You can also read my post from last September on the story of Knitty and me.