yesterday I casted on a new shawl project, the south sea stole from Laura Patterson. (rav link for pattern). I had this in my queue for at least a year and finally I found the yarn for it. And now that I casted on I feel this is wrong. Either the needles are too big, or the yarn is too thin, I mean it feels like knitting with thread. It’s my first REAL lace project so maybe it’s just me thinking that it’s wrong but – it can’t be right, right?
I know lace will bloom after blocking and always looks “ugly” first, but this is beyond my imaginations.


To be honest it’s not my first real lace, I have the leaf and acorn scarf on the needles, and being half through the thing makes me think my needles might be a little too small for the yarn I choose (wollmeise, sock yarn in yummi frog green), but after all it will serve as a scarf more than a shawl so I don’t really mind.

So I still learn on lace, but a little hint if the blue stole looks “good” for lace would be very appreciated.