I found a lace scarf I had started a year ago. The lace pattern is from one of the Barbara Walker books. (I was going to write a tribute post to her books, but have to leave that for later). But I used a 3mm needle, so the lace is actually not open enough, and I didn’t give the finish any thought as I started… no wonder I lost enthusiasm.
Can I turn it into the shawl jacket (instructions are for different yarn and needle size…)?
Yes I can!
Since I only have 250gr of fingering yarn, I have to be smart.
I found 100gr assorted silk yarns which I bought with my friend Sue at the Craft Fair last year. And I made a swatch with 4mm needles of a lovely fan pattern I found on Ravelry last night.
I think it will be great! I weighed the swatch – 6 grams, so each fan weighs 2 grams… I will make a 1:1 pattern and a see how many fans it will require…
Summary of the process:
- find inspirational picture/ pattern
- find the yarn
- add to the yarn
- find a texture that fits both design and yarn
- make swatch
- do your numbers