I finished Ishbel and sent it on its merry way to my aunt. I think the shawl turned out lovely!
Pattern: Ishbel by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Annadele Alpacas (50% alpaca/50% nylon) from the booth at the Waynesburg Sheep and Fiber Festival
Needles: size 6 US
Gauge: I don’t need no stinkin’ gauge!
The ball band didn’t say much about yarn weight or needle size, so I randomly picked needles (ones that weren’t in use at the time) and cast on. The skein contained a total of 450 yards, and I used exactly 337.5 yards. I made the smallest size stockinette and lace. It looked so tiny after casting off, but after blocking and stretching and pinning it grew to a 44″ wingspan! Never underestimate the power of blocking…