WIP: Fan Pattern Shawl

I’m not sure why but I have a thing for shawls at the moment.  One thing I’ve learned is never pass up motivation! 

At first I decided this next project would be for ME.  But as I started working on the shawl with yarn I bought by ME for ME I realized it’s not what I wanted.  Ugh.  I’m so complicated sometimes!  I did realize that I love this pattern but the colors of the yarn weren’t doing anything for me.  Don’t get me wrong I really like this microfiber yarn, it’s soft, shinny and worked up easily but, I think I want some minor changes for a self-kept project.

So, this shawl, when finished, will be put up for sale.

Fan Pattern Shawl

My shawl will eventually be the exact same pattern but in an ivory (or charcoal) 100% alpaca lace weight yarn instead.  I’ve never attempted a lace project before.  I’m hoping having muscle memory with the green shawl will help me tackling a lace weight project.

I found the shawl pattern on Ravelry and it is written very well.  I had to read it line by line until I committed the pattern to memory and I’m thankful it was written correctly.

What are you up to this week?

7 comments to WIP: Fan Pattern Shawl

  • I really like the different texture the two stitches give it! I think it would be beautiful in grey!

  • The second shawl will be even more beautiful because you had the first one for practice, so it’s all good in the end. I like how the green striping worked with that pattern — it won’t be hard for it to find a new home 🙂

  • Lovely shawl! I am working on my first shawl too. A Shetland Pi shawl in fingering weight that I hand dyed. Not sure if I’m brave enough for a big lace weight project yet, I’m sure it will help that you have knit the pattern already though!

  • The shawl is beautiful! The colors are so pretty. I’m guessing it will be snapped up in a minute once you put it on sale.

  • I’m knitting my first shawl, too — it’s completely addictive. And I say… go forth and conquer the laceweight. You won’t regret it. And then show us lots of pictures!

  • Love the green, whomever you gift it to will too. Checked out the pattern and tried to load it, since it said it was a free pattern, but for some reason it wasn’t a pdf load, it was just a link to the webpage with tons of ads that wanted to load. Perhaps when I have more time I’ll try to check the pattern out again. Looks like a nice one.

  • You threw me off because you posted WIP Wednesday on a Tuesday…and I have issues with the days of the week now. Argh!

    I love the shawl and I understand about not having it be for you even though you love the pattern and love the yarn. When I knitted my Clapotis, I loved the yarn but finished…it wasn’t me. It was my sister so it became her birthday/mother’s day gift. Fortunately, a friend knitted me one in my colors so I got the beauty of the shawl without the headache of knitting that pattern again. I am totally checking out that pattern though because, you are right, it would be beautiful in Alpaca.