It's always fun to knit the same pattern a second time with a little bit of a difference. I finished a new design a little while ago - my Ruby Pi Shawl, and I enjoyed the process so much I thought I would try it in a finer yarn. The original shawl is knit in Jamieson's Ultra Lace Yarn (colour Lava) and it makes a very warm and useful shawl or sofa blankie. This time I wanted something a little luxurious and light.
I used Colourmart Cashmere Silk 2/28NM laceweight yarn in the colour Lime Pea. It is beautiful to work with from the cone, so soft and silky and fine. I used a 3.25mm needle and the shawl is 54" across and makes a comfortable shawl size. The shawl weighs 94g and I used approximately 1,441 yards altogether.
The pattern itself is easy to memorise and there are rest rows every second row for the most part, so you get a lot of impact for such a simple design. It's perfect TV knitting!
Looking forward to releasing the pattern soon, I have a few techie issues to iron out first.