I saw many people making a few of these and I didn’t realize until I made my first one that I too would be making a few. They take no time at all once you remember the pattern and the pattern is easy to remember. It’s the perfect beginner’s lace project as well as the perfect brain candy project for those with a little more experience under their belts.
I blocked it to be about 8 feet long at the top and about 4 feet at the center spine. It is the most comfy and warm shawl I have ever made. I’m totally in love with this worsted shawl. I have never used such thick yarn for a lacy shawl before but now I want to use worsted for every shawl. They are so comfy warm.
Pattern: Forest Canopy By Susan Pierce Lawrence
Yarn: Spunky 220 Classic in Joshua Tree and a bit of white
Needles: US 8
Mods: I made 3 extra repeats to the pattern and pretty much knew I would run out of yarn at some point. When I was close I knew it was the turning point – get another skein and make more repeats or get another yarn and use it for the last 2 rows. Which is what I chose. I like the contrasting end. I did the last row and the bind off in some white yarn I had in the stash.
I recommended this shawl to people before because it’s a really easy and nice lace pattern. Now I can say if you’re afraid of using thinner yarn for lace, use the worsted. It’s a fantastic shawl in worsted. I’m wearing it all the time. It’s so much warmer than any other shawl I have. Which usually get bunched up and used for scarves.