Completed: Fall Trellis Shawl

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.  🙂
Fall Trellis
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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.

Fall Trellis

See the bobbles? They kind of get lost in the haze of the alpaca.

Here’s how it looked when I was finished knitting.  Scrunched up and not that pretty.

Fall Trellis Pre-Blocking
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So I blocked it, and the lace opened up nicely:

Fall Trellis
Fall Trellis
Fall Trellis

I really like this and I think I will get a lot of wear out of it since it’s a neutral color.
fall trellis

 

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5 thoughts on “Completed: Fall Trellis Shawl

    • Thanks! Honestly, lace isn’t as difficult as it looks like it might be. You’ll get there!! Start out with some heavier weight yarn (I think sock weight is perfect for beginner lace) and then work your way down to the thin stuff.

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