As soon as I finished spinning this yarn, I had an urge to use it in a project. I ended up with just over 500 yards and didn't know what to knit. The yardage is a little muich for a scarf or a hat amd not enough for a full fledged shawl or stole. I spun the stuff too thick for socks. So I took a look around for ideas and patterns.
I settled on this little shawl pattern after an extensive search on the internet. It really is a clever little shawl. It is knit from end to end and doesn't require a pin. There is a little tube of ribbing at each end that allows the other end to slip through and stay put. The photos above shows one end of the shawl and the tube of ribbing.
The shawl is made up of individual sections referred to as "lace points" and these can be added or substracted to change the size of the shawl. There is also some minimal showt row shaping between the lace points. The pattern suggested 14 lace points for a small and 16 for a larger sized shawl. I knit 15 points.
I had a slighlty tighter guage than the original pattern called for and I wanted to use all my yarn up, but the 15 points actually worked out rather well. I think it "fits" and it does seem to stay in place well too. the shawl was very easy to knit. Except for a couple of yarn overs, the whole thing was knit in garter stitch. It is actaully a quite wearable project. I would definaltey knit this pattern again.
Pattern: Carol's Clever Little Shawl
from Cheryl Oberle Designs
Yarn: Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
100% Finn Sheep
Needles: addi TURBO US# 9 (5.5 mm)
Measurements: Length: 51"; Width 15"
Notes: Followed pattern. Knit 15 lace points. Unblocked