This past Sunday I wore my new Ishbel shawl to my mother-in-law’s birthday party. I got a lot of nice comments on it. I am VERY happy with how this turned out. Here are the details:
Pattern: Ishbel by Ysolde Teague
Cast on 8 October, while on the flight to San Francisco.
Finished 1 November.
Yarn: Sweet Feet from Artisan Yarns (I would link to their site, but it seems to be down or no longer alive) Fingering weight yarn.
Needles: size US5/3.75mm
I made the center plain knitting for the small size, then made the lace section for the large size (charts A-B-A-B-A-C-D-E). I had about 18 grams of yarn left over, which surprised me. I thought I would run out before finishing the last chart.
After wearing it twice now, the ends are starting to curl in a little bit. I might have to take my steam iron gently to it. It’s a perfect little shawl/scarf. I highly recommend both the pattern and the yarn. The pattern is well written (with both text and charts) and I found it really quick to knit. I actually knit the whole thing while on our vacation, casting off on the plane back home. It just took me a week to get around to blocking it.
I’m sure this Ishbel will get a lot of wear. I might even make a third!