Damsel in Damask

I love this pattern. I love this yarn. The two had to meet or I think my personal universe might have come unhinged. The yarn is Artisan Sock by Hazel Knits in Saffron. The pattern is Damask by Kittman Figueroa.

As many people have said on Ravelry, the lace is much easier than it seems. You get into a rhythm and the lace is easier to read as you go on. I knocked this baby out in about four days. Luckily, newborns do sleep a lot (especially during the day).

I anticipate wearing this all of the time. I really don’t like making scarves, but shawls charm me. I made the small size. The straight long end is meant to block out to about 40 inches, but it easily blocked out to 52 inches. I used about 372 yards of the 400 yard ball, about 8 less yards than the pattern called for. The pattern doesn’t have a gauge on it, but I went down a needle size automatically since I’m a pretty loose knitter. I was sad that I didn’t have the 440 yards needed for a medium size in the skein, but now that it’s been blocked I’m very happy with the size. Superwash yarns tend to expand really well.

The mornings and evenings are getting much cooler so it won’t be long until this gets extensive wear.

17 thoughts on “Damsel in Damask

  1. I cannot believe how quickly you knit that with a brand new baby in the house! You are amazing. What a gorgeous shawl.

  2. I’ve been looking for a shawl pattern to hold my interest. This may be it. I’ll have to rummage through my stash….

    This is gorgeous and that color looks great on you.

  3. You look great for having just had a baby. I was a wreck after having my daughter, who’s almost 3 now. We never slept in the beginning except for little bits during the day until she was about 4 or 5 months old! Kudos to you for looking fabulous and finding the time to knit!!

  4. This looks so pretty! I might have to get over my fear of lace work to make this [my queue on Ravelry is sadly devoid of lacy patterns]

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