We got some Noro laceweight, Kirameki, in the shop and of course, want to show it off! It is a slightly thick and thin yarn, ranging from teeny tiny sewing-thread weight to a bit more slubby, perhaps sock weight. It feels very nice for Noro– mostly cotton with some wool, nylon and silk thrown in for good measure.I picked Kristin Omdahl’s Sprout Shawl from her new book, Crochet So Fine, because it looked quick and easy. Her sample is made with sock weight but since it’s a shawl I can easily modify the size if the yarn makes a huge difference. It’s definitely coming out smaller, as expected, but it’s super delicate and will be really lovely once its blocked.
The pattern is easy to work and makes lots of logical sense–I caught on to the math really quickly and won’t need to look at the directions again until I do the border. Kristin is masterful with the way she works math into her patterns, and it makes this shawl a very meditative peice to work. I love having a project going that doesn’t require thinking. The only problem is it makes me want to put down my work hook and grab it instead!