FO Friday: Ashton Sweet Pea

I fear I am becoming a bit of a fingering-weight shawlette whore …

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Project: Ashton Sweet Pea

Pattern: Ashton Shawlette

Designer: Dee O’Keefe

Available: FREE! on Ravelry

Yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight in Sweet Pea

I had this ball of STR saved from May 2010.  I tried (and failed) to make the club sock that month.  The yarn seemed boring and lackluster, too pale.  But, oh how this “spirit” colorway shines in a mostly-stockinette shawl!  Ashton is a great pattern in it’s own right, but the designer makes it even better by intentionally making it accessible to the beginner lace knitter.  A thoughtful step-by-step process leads a novice lace knitter through the  process of reading charts to make a traditional top-down triangular lace shawl.  I have, in fact, already recommended this pattern to a friend and a knitting student. I did do one repeat less than the pattern called for, because I knew I was working with a smallish skein.  I ended up with 6g left after the bind off.  Success!

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