The Aeolian shawl took three weeks and it’s a lot easier than I thought. I always have a crisis of confidence every time I start a lace project because I’ve tried two lace projects in the past and failed miserably. One was an Orenburg shawl and the other was an Alice Starmore scarf. Despite my best attempts, I could not make them work and they taught me to pick lace projects carefully.
This shawl has eight repeats of the yucca chart and two repeats of the agave chart. It is between the shoulderette and full-sized versions and the wing span is about five feet. There are no beads in the yucca and agave, but there are beads along the edge. The shawl is light, floats in the air because of the mohair, but also has excellent drape because of the beads. However, it’s a pain take a good photo of this shawl because it has no color, fuzzy, and the beads get lost in the fuzz. Furthermore, the camera hates to focus on a fuzzy surface so I had to whip out the tripod and used the timed shutter release.
For those who are sitting on the fence about this project, go for it!