Tangy Shetland Cones

Spreading her wings just after an afternoon shower...

Tangy Shetland Cones
Pattern | Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style (Interweave Press)
Yarn | Handpaintedyarn.com Merino Lace (Citrus)
Needles | 4mm + 6mm circulars

This was a quick knit because of the very simple lace pattern…and I can understand why some knitters might have found this boring. By the 9th repeat, I was getting fed up so I rushed onwards to the edging but this time, with a little surprise up my sleeve.

I decided to add some small shiny red and gold beads to the edge at the very last minute, specifically at the end of each peak in hopes that it would add a little shine to an otherwise very bland looking shawl. Nil thinks it looks very stylish too! Amazing what a few tiny beads can do to shawls… Speaking of beads, I just made a trip to my local bead store (LBS) and got some other metallic shades to go with my other lace projects. Can’t wait to see how they turn out!

Oh, in case you’re wondering, this isn’t for me. It’ll be shipped off to France for my future MIL (mother-in-law). Ohmy. I can’t believe I’m going to have a MIL soon.


Can you see that faint glittery end?

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  1. wow!! that was a quick knit!! you just started last week rite?? very pretty!!! :love: so jealous!!! :crying:

    [Told you that it was addictive this lace-knitting!]

  2. It’s gorgeous! The colour is bright as spring ….soo not the normal boring colours for shawls. I think that it was a good pattern to show of the variegated yarn without losing any of the details.

    [Yeah, I thought it was too bright but the finished result was very surprising!]

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