This pattern is actually called the Spring Trellis Shawl, but seeing how it is fall and the yarn is this lovely coffee colored alpaca, it just doesn’t feel right to refer to this shawl as spring-anything. 🙂
I started this as my travel project when I went to Hawaii in October. The pattern is available as a free download on Ravelry. (My Ravelry notes are here.) It’s a great pattern, I found it easy to follow and understand. It only has charts though, which I like, but I know some knitters prefer patterns that are written out. It also has nupps, which can be a challenge to knit. My trick is to make sure and knit them really really loosely, and to knit with super pointy needles.
The yarn I used is a lace weight alpaca that had been sitting in my stash for a couple of years. It’s such a lovely yarn, soft and light, but still warm. The only downside, I think, is that it doesn’t show off the nupps as well as a wool/silk blend would.
Here’s how it looked when I was finished knitting. Scrunched up and not that pretty.
So I blocked it, and the lace opened up nicely: