But then I had some lace weight yarn that didn't work out for what I bought it for, and one of my Vogue Knitting Magazines had a lovely shawl pictured on the model like a kerchief, so I was game to try it.
I thought it would take me months to knit - skinny yarn, skinny needles, complicated charts... I was wrong. Three weeks and a day. When it was off the needles and I laid it out on the towel for a photo it was (drum roll please) actually, awful - bunched up, the lace patterns don't show up, and it was really too small to wear.
But I know about this with lace - it has to be blocked. Here ts is after a nice soak pinned onto the same towel (camera flash changed the color).
After it dried, for better contrast I took it to the sewing room dropped it on a yard of black doupioni silk. Black Cat Moki came to check it out
Here's how I'll wear it - shown over a yoga t-shirt which is not very elegant. All that fastidious lace work is fairly well obscured by the gathers around the neck ....