On my recent train ride from Los Angeles to Seattle, I finished knitting the Swallowtail Shawl (mine is more of a scarf size) as a gift for a former boss. It was in lieu of another shawl I had started last year but never finished.
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl, by Evelyn A. Clark
Pattern from: Interweave Knits, Fall 2006
Wool used: Misti Alpaca Lace, Sea Mist color. I used about one skein (50 grams, 437 yards) single strand.
Where purchased: Knit Cafe in Los Angeles, CA
Needles: Addi Turbo circular, U.S. 4
Started: September 2006
Completed: November 2006
For whom: A former boss
What I learned: Knitting five stitches together can be a bit tricky with the blunt Addi needles.