The major project I have on my needles at the moment is Frost Flowers & Leaves by Eugen Beugler from A Gathering of Lace by Meg Swanson. This is Frost Flowers and Leaves halfway through the first chart (blue background) and what it looks like today:
I’m working this shawl on size 4 KnitPicks options circular needles (for those who haven’t used them, the cables are like butter and the joins are amazing) using JaggerSpun Zephyr 2/18 Lace weight in Charcoal.
My glamourous sister selected this color when she chose Frost Flowers & Leaves as her knitted birthday gift. When it arrived on the cone it looked so delicate, and we were concerned that it would snag, but it has been a pleasure to knit with and I really like the sheen that the 50% silk adds. I had some trepidation at first when she chose grey, but now that I am deeper into the project it’s growing on me. I hope that in grey the shawl will be a versatile piece that she can wear frequently.
To get started I used Emily Ocker’s circular cast-on (you can find a great tutorial here) and only had to rip out and start over once. I missed the correction on row 51 but somehow I ended up getting past it without too much difficulty, and now I am into the second repeat of chart 2. This pattern certainly requires patience and concentration, but so far it’s been really enjoyable.