We’ve set September 16 as the kickoff for this knit along. I’m scheduling it for four weeks, but an ambitious knitter can get it done in a weekend–I did when I made the original sample! I had about a week from request to need to ship for photos, so I knit the entire shawl in a weekend. 12.5 hours.
Of course I’d already done a gauge swatch, and when I started knitting I had most of the pattern written, but it is sometimes difficult to picture exactly what will happen until you get going. I know that I was working pattern repeat segment by pattern repeat segment at the end as I perfected the shawl shape.
Sadly I don’t have the shawl sample right now, so I can’t take a photo of it laid out flat, but there are photos on Ravelry and here. I will be doing some instruction as we go on this–and of course answering questions.
I hope some of you will join us. I don’t have any Black Pearl except white and I don’t want a white shawl, so I’m making mine out of a couple odd-balls of Kiwi Laceweight. My goal is to take the completed shawl with me on September 27 when I go to NYC for a few days.
You will need approximately 430 yards of light fingering / heavy laceweight yarn to make the shawl. There is a collar pattern, which can be made to any length, but you probably need 125 yards. You can put beads into the edge of this (or really anywhere you want). I worked it on a size 4(3.5mm) ndls for the Black Pearl sample, and I’m working it the same on the Kiwi Laceweight. You will need the pattern, and I suggest that you have some markers. I like to put a marker between each pattern repeat (there are 5) and the edge stitches, so you’ll need 5 ring markers and a marker to mark the right side. That’s it. There will be a schedule of events later in the week.