I have been thinking about lace and shawls lately. So when I saw the pattern on Twist Collective for Abrazo I knew it was going in the queue. I have been trying to use stash yarns as much as possible and found a pretty purple ball of Trekking. The pattern calls for about 400 yards (however Ravelry said about 420 yards, so I knew this was it.
I cast-on on a Friday night, and by the following Friday I was done (with the knitting anyway…I had to wet-block it). It was a quick knit…even with me tinking back a couple of times (apparently you have to do the YOs and not just the decreases when you are knitting lace).
Over all I am happy with it, but I do wish it was a little bigger. I do realize that my gauge is off and that accounts for the smaller than expected size. I was really planning on wearing it more like a scarf than a shawl anyway. But I do like the idea of the short row shaping. I will be making more shawls in the near future and will keep this concept in mind.
I also couldn’t help but thinking of the mastercard commercials when I was blocking this on my living room floor. You know the ones where they find unexpected faces in random things? Here take a look: