I decided to take a quick detour from my cowls and cardi to knit an instant gratification shawl: Sunshine Shawlette. I used the Lion Brand Yarn's Sunshine Shawl pattern. I ran into a snag at the very end. You're supposed to end with 159 st after all of the pattern repeats. Unfortunately, I only ended up with 157. And because you need a multiple of 3 to complete the crocheted bind off, I repeated row 12 again to get the right count. The blocking pics are horrible. I took it in my dining room where it's pretty dark and there are some shadows. For this project, I actually used the exact yarns and colors suggested in the pattern: Lion Brand Yarn LB Collection Cotton Bamboo in Gardenia color and Lion Brand Yarn LB Collection Silk Mohair in Sunbeam color. It feels AMAZING! SO SOFT!
It's a super simple, uber fast knit. It doesn't take much yarn at all. It's very inexpensive to make and is a great last minute gift idea. If you're an advanced beginner or intermediate knitter, you'll knock this puppy off in a day. If you're a newbie to lace or knitting, this project is a TERRIFIC learning project and won't take very long at all. Just be careful with the mohair - it can knot if you are trying to tink. ;p