Biting Off More than I can Chew

Well yesterday I chatted with J Edwards about the Magic Loop method as well as some other things you all told me and I just could not make it work. I think I am just a little "not so good" at this point because it has been awhile.

Any how, I am going to make something out of regular yarn and that will be fun. Does any one know of any relatively simple shawl patterns that use relatively normal yarn. My mother's birthday is coming and I thought that it would be nice to make something for her.

Take care this weekend.


ronhuber's picture

If you go to you will find lots of patterns if you follow the directory to shawls and/or lace. Good luck.

MMario's picture

The "faux Spanish" would work up pretty quickly and looks good in any weight yarn; or the "Placida Flamenco" variation (which is top down rather then point up"

I've aslo go a triangular "Damascus" pattern which should work up well in "normal" yarn.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial seperation

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

TomH's picture

I second Mario's suggestion for the faux Spanish shawl. It looks quite impressive. And would be perfect for your first lace project. And your mother would be pleased to receive such a beautiful gift.

This was my first lace project and both the recipient and I were very pleased with the result. It knitted up quickly, it wasn't complicated but nor was it mind numbingly boring. I can recommend it.

Aaronknits's picture

Oh jeez, here we go!!! MMario claims another victim!

The Faux Spanish Lace really is a great beginner lace shawl.