Here is a close-up of the lace pattern because you can't see it very well in the pic above. It kind of looks like crochet, no?
All said, it's definitely not my favorite thing I have ever knit, but I think it turned out okay. I would have preferred a lacier look, but my mom specifically requested something made out of a heavier yarn, so her wish was my command.
And now the details:
Lion Brand Microspun in Ebony
dye lot 66577
100% Microfiber Acrylic
machine wash cold, tumble dry at any temp, do not iron
70 g / 168 yds @ $4.99 per ball
pattern: "Panda Silk DK Fan Shawl" by Gail Tanquary, free pattern available here.
needles: size 6 nickle plated circs
gauge: I am opposed to measuring gauge on a project such as this...
yarn used: 3.67 skeins (about 617 yards)
finished size: apprx 56'' wide and 17'' at the longest point of the triangle
duration: February 27 - July 7, 2012
cost: about $18
- This is definitely a project where you want to weave in your ends as you go. Otherwise you will hate life when you are done. I stopped every few fans to weave ends.