FO: Little Arrowhead Shawl

Pattern: Little Arrowhead Shawl from Interweave Knits Summer 2006 “Sweet Somethings” staff projects (pattern is at the bottom of the page and is a pdf).

Yarn: Mountain Colors Mountain Goat (55% mohair, 45% wool) in the Mountain Twilight colourway. (Go look at it on their website, it’s really pretty colours)

Needles: 4.5mm Addi Turbo 100cm circulars. These were perhaps a little slippery – a few yarnovers tried to jump around, but they help me to knit loose, which is a good thing.

Pattern changes: Worked one less repeat of chart 1 as I didn’t think I’d have enough wool. I think I was right. I have some left, but I don’t think it would have been enough. The shawl is as big as I wanted it to be anyway – it’s about 40 inches wide and 20 long.

Notes: I used stitch markers to mark the selvedge stitches and the centre stitch, but not for the pattern repeats – as the shawl increases as you go the repeats shift a bit, and you’d need to keep adding more in which would get annoying. They were very useful where I had them though.

I loved knitting this, although I have absolutely no idea when I’ll get to wear it – as you can see here, it doesn’t really fit with my overall lack of style.

The next lace project will be a stole of some sort I think. Hmmmm, maybe I do need to buy Victorian Lace Today.