I went by Joann’s this morning to get the one more skein of the Lion Brand Heartlands “Glacier Bay” yarn that I needed so I’ll have enough yarn on hand to finish the Kildare Cobblestones shawl. One skein works about 10 inches’ worth of shawl, and it needs to be 60 inches long, and I only have 5 skeins . . . .
Naturally, while I was hunting down the yarn I wanted, I saw this variegated Caron Simply Soft “Paints” yarn (above) in blues, purples and teals, and ended up getting 7 skeins of it (on sale). The colorway is
called “Oceana.” It’s going to be another rectangular shaw. I spent this evening finding a lace pattern, modifying it to an insert, and reversing the “slant” of both the lace pattern and the insert pattern, and then combining the versions of the insert into a “triple wide” insert for the middle of the shawl.
The lace pattern is called “Florence Lace.” I’m interpreting “Florence” to refer to the city in Italy, rather than woman’s name, so I can call the shawl “Florentine Nights” (Notti a Firenze). I’m going to try the double seed stitch for the body panels that go in between the lace inserts and use bamboo stitch on the side borders. Since I’m using my US 6 (4.0 mm) 32-inch circular needle on the Kildare Cobblestones shawl, I’m doing this one on my US 7 (4.5 mm) 32-inch circular needle.
In the meantime, I’ve been making steady progress on the Kildare Cobblestones shawl. The left-hand picture is the top edge of the shawl, and the right-hand picture is the lower edge of the shawl. I’m knitting the shawl sideways. Because it’s so wide, I can’t get the whole thing in frame and show any detail, so I photographed it a half at a time to show more detail.