The Edging That Doesn’t End

So a few weeks ago I got bit by the lace bug. I just wanted to knit hardcore lace and nothing else. So I combed the stash and found a lone skein of Malabrigo Silkpaca lace (70/30 alpaca/silk).  I then checked the queue and the favorites list on Ravelry and surfaced with the Rock Island Shawl by Jared Flood. I ended up at the local LYS purchasing a 2nd skein so I have enough for a good sized shawl.

This shawl has been in the faves since it was published. It’s what I would consider a “bucket list project” for me. It’s not an easy project. You start off with knitting the bottom edge and then pick up to knit the body of the shawl.

Edging in progress

I have 37 repeats of the edging left. There are 72 in total! Just about halfway! This definitely requires a certain mindset and isn’t something that is knit on much around people or in social situations.

It may be a long term knitting project, but I am loving the yarn and the lacework is very zen like.  I really can’t wait to get to the body of this shawl though.

Until next time…


4 thoughts on “The Edging That Doesn’t End

  1. Whoa. That looks intimidating and something that needs Zen concentration. I have that pattern but have tip toed by it for ages. Still will. You go.

  2. okay, how are you doing on this? I am trying to get mine done for my daughter’s wedding -Sept 13 of this year…..she’s going to wear whatever I get done. Sure would love to know if you’ve had any difficulty and how you got through it. I have knitted for ever but never did this much lace knitting.

    • I am still on the edging because I put the pattern down for another project. It’s a fairly complicated lace knit. I would recommend using lifelines often! Good luck!

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