Pattern: Summer Shawlette, a short Faroese lacy shawl designed by Sandi Wiseheart.
Yarn: Knitpicks Andean Treasure. 100% baby alpaca in sport weight.
Color: Lilac Heather.
Gauge: 4 stitches/inch
The Faroese shaped shawlette is knit top down like the shawls in Stahman Shawls and Scarves. It would be easy to make it a little longer if desired. I like the length it turned out.
I used three balls of Andean Treasure with only a few feet left over. My swatch was knit with a ball from a different dye lot, so not an inch of yarn was wasted. I highly recommend buying four balls unless you've got very good nerves and extremely good luck.
Even thought I used a #9 needle when the pattern called for a #10, the shawlette blocked out to 16 inches long in the back, a half inch longer than the pattern measurement.
I knit moderately loose and often go down a needle size from what is listed in a pattern.
No doubt about it, the back is the prettiest side of this shawl.
This is a great project for almost instant knitting gratification. Before you're tired of the project, it's done.