I've finished my version of Icarus, to be known as Little-Icarus.
Pattern : Icarus Shawl by Miriam Felton. Interweave Knits, Summer 2006
Yarn: RYC Cashcotton DK in Apple, 4 balls
Started: Monday 9th October
Completed: Monday 16th October
Satisfaction Level: Mega!
(Thanks go to Karen for the fab photography!)
I am so so pleased with this! I have always loved lacy shawl patterns like this, but never have the patience to knit them in the recommended yarn! So, I've scaled this pattern down, and used a DK weight yarn. If you are interested in doing the same, then I followed the pattern, but instead of repeating the main body of the shawl 5 times, I only did it once. I'm wearing it today, and it feels lovely wrapped around my neck, but without the 'ends' that give a big lump under your jacket! An alternative to a traditional, 'long as you are tall' scarf. I really enjoyed knitting it, I couldn't put it down. The pattern was totally straightforward, even for soemone who doesn't do a lot of lace. I'll do it again, maybe in something shiny, and definately won't shy away from this type of pattern again. Although I must learn not to be such a lazy blocker........