07 March 2009

An Enigma Wrapped in a Shawl

I organize a 2 month increment KAL/CAL in Bubbo's Pants on Ravelry and for March/April we decided to do lace. This is my first major lace project, so on recommendations from others I picked something with a short repeating chart. I decided to do the Woodland Shawl because I've been dying to knit up my Enigma (a yummy color that reminds me of Butterscotch and Vanilla pudding swirled together) from Andey Originals, and I felt that the color went really well with a leafy pattern.

So far, I'm really enjoying this pattern. The chart is short enough that after I do one repeat on each row, I don't have to look enabling me to watch tv shows online while I knit. I definitely recommend using the chart link she supplies. Also, if you're a beginning lace knitter like me, I found it very helpful to copy/print out the chart and then write down the setup for each row. The pattern undulates so before you start the chart on each row you have a few setup stitches. I just found it easier to have it all in one place.


  1. gorgeous! i'm totally afeared of lace, myself, after a couple of attempts that went very wrong. :)

  2. Looks great thus far, TJG! Looks like you made a good pairing between the yarn & the pattern. Can't wait to watch your progress. :)

  3. Oh wow! I'm so glad that you like it. It's really beautiful in the lace pattern. Yay for things that come from the pants.