Kimono Shawl from Cheryl Oberle's most excellent book Folk Shawls
Christmas gift tally - 1 down, 3243948 to go.
This was done with about 2/3 of a 1600yd (100g) hank of Ornaghi Filati Merino Oro
, a 100% wool laceweight. It's an extremely
delicate yarn - it broke when it snagged on a rough fingertip once or twice. I was so scared it would spring a leak when blocked that I just smoothed it out rather than pinned aggressively.
I think this shawl would look good in a heavier yarn, too (more like a solid fabric patterned with openwork, than a cobwebby, gossamer-type lace pattern) like a fingering alpaca or silk.
Took about 10 days on #5 needles for finished dimensions of about 25"x62" (I did 20 repeats rather than the prescribed 25). All in all, a very quick, cheap ($16.00) project with lots of bang for the k2tog buck.
**It looks like it, but I'm totally not naked under there! I have a beige camisole on!**