One of our wonderful L & B employees, Mary, was given some brightly colored Jitterbug sock yarn as a Christmas gift. It was, of course, because everything she makes is pink or a variation of the color pink. Even though Jitterbug has 400 yards per hank (which is a lot for a hand dyed sock yarn), she had to find a project that would lend itself well to that yardage, and didn’t want to knit socks.
She found a great pattern on Ravelry—I know you are surprised . The pattern was written by Christy Verity is a lace pattern shawl called 198 Yards of Heaven. Knowing Mary, we weren’t shocked to find out that when she finished she only had about 1-2 yards of yarn left. Now that’s what I call knitting dangerously! The pattern is written for worsted or aran weight, but Mary has shown with her finished product you can knit it out of fingering weight. The shawlette starts at the neck and is knitted in the direction of the point, in one piece.
It has a two stitch garter edge and is finished with a finely pointed scalloped border. The lace pattern repeats are consistent in each row, making the pattern easy to memorize. Thanks to Mary for showing off this heavenly finished project!