This delicate lace shawl knit by Michael out of Madeline Tosh Prairie is a wonderful pattern to introduce yourself to the world of lace knitting. Snow Angel, designed by Boo Knits, is knit from the top down and begins the first half of the shawl with stockinette stitch. If you are interested in checking out the pattern just click here. In my opinion, this is perfect as it allows you to become comfortable with working with lace yarn by only knitting familiar knit/purl stitches. By the time you get to the more complicated lace portion of the pattern, you are already comfortable with the thinner yarn and you are ready to tackle the YOs, K2TOGs, and SSKs.
There is even an option to add beads for those who are feeling a little more adventurous with their knitting! Because of its depth, width, and the lack of a spine, this shawl can easily double as a feather-weight scarf to lend a touch of elegance to any wardrobe.
Madeline Tosh Prairie is a single ply, 100% merino lace yarn featuring approximately 840 yards of yarn. With this amount of yardage, you can easily knit the small, medium, or large version of the pattern with plenty of yarn remaining. And at only $25.00 a skein, this classy shawl is a very economical as well. -Michael