My latest finished object is my purple Kassiani shawl. This was a fast knit, despite its generous size– I cast on June 5 and bound off two days ago, so just about a month for a two-skein lace shawl. But this pattern was so fun, and even though it looks complicated, it’s not really a difficult lace. And it was just the kind of lace I’d been craving, so I found myself knitting on this whenever I had the brainpower to spare.
I used a skein of Lolodidit Everyday Sock in the color Prince, as well as a mystery skein of almost-matching yarn with a sparkle thread. They’re both a rich, deep purple with a hint of black, and it’s really hard to capture the sparkle in photos. But it’s there, I promise! I used the Lolo yarn for the first four sections (including that small cast on/set up section) and then with the big lace section I alternated the Lolo and the sparkle. When I got to the final lace chart, I switched to just the sparkle. Overall I think I used about 750 yards, give or take a bit.
Blocking is the real magic for shawls like this — that’s when they go from okay to magnificent. I’m really proud of this one and can’t wait to wear it out and about. Maybe this is a good reason to work from the office sometimes! This pattern is by Dee O’Keefe, who also designed the Dowland shawl I knit with my Bonny Lass yarn, and I loved knitting both of them. She’s got a few patterns on Create2Thrive but not all of them — most are on Ravelry — so I hope she starts selling in other places before I need to knit another big lace shawl!
Happy Friday, friends!
Thanks for sharing!! It would be a great pattern for my daughter’s wedding.
That turned out amazing! It looks really good, and the two purple colors really work well together—I can only guess at where the sparkly yarn might be (since the sparkles don’t show well in photos). Big lace shawls can be so much fun and so rewarding!
Beautiful! BTW I am a friend of and retailer of Dee O’Keefe’s patterns, so if you are looking for a non Ravelry source, I can fix you up. 😉
Oh, wonderful! Thank you!
Oh, no problem!
I love Dee’s patterns. I’ve always only shopped for them on Ravelry (and maybe a few on Create2Thrive). Are there more of her patterns out there?
No idea! I haven’t looked that hard yet, to be honest. I still have one I bought on Rav quite a while ago that I’m waiting to make.
Such a gorgeous shawl. Nice work!
That is just beautiful! Lovely lace!
This really is sooo beautiful.
I am in awe. This is absolutely stunning. It will complement your hair beautifully, too.
Wow, that is beautiful. It would take me 3 years to finish something like that!
Nah, it’s a lot simpler than it looks! Thank you!
I finished a Kassiani a few weeks ago but haven’t blocked it yet. It’s a really fun knit, as are all of Dee’s patterns.
I think I’ve only done three but they’ve all been fun to make!