Between my last post and this one, there’s been a long gap, and the one I’m showing in this didn’t follow that one in chronology, but has a similar theme (Lace! Shawl!). I tested this for a friend I’ve tested for before, and funnily enough, this was my first lace weight project in crochet.

Wings of the Valkyrie

Yarn: Elann Peruvian Baby Lace Merino, about 2 skeins

Hook: 2.5mm

Size: 42″ deep. The batwing, from the centre-out construction meant I ended up with a shawl that is twice as wide as it was deep. I love how straightforward geometry is.

Wings of the Valkyrie

Sorry I haven’t got better photographs to show you, but I never seem to, somehow.

Time: Took me just under 4 weeks, which it oughtn’t to have, except I think I began doing something else in the meantime.

Pattern: Wings of the Valkyrie by Elizabeth Nicole Designs (queenmamajen on Rav). The etsy link to buy the pattern is here. I’ve made Miss Austen by her before, and one or two others, which apparently I didn’t blog.

Only the foundation is different, once you get beyond that, it’s a straightforward 2-row repeat. Plus the bonus, it’s charted! Long written instructions for crochet make me go cross-eyed trying to figure out where I was. I wish every pattern were charted!

Extra: As I said, my first lace weight project in crochet (I’ve made stuff in thread, but that’s different, no?)

I’m half tempted to keep this for myself, perhaps for use in theatres and restaurants, where they tend to have the AC on too high (or should that be too low? Whatever…I’m always looking for the table at the furthest distance from the AC vents in dining rooms, or asking waiters to have the thing turned down (up?))

Or send it away to the friend who gifted me the yarn. Or something.