That obsession with a red shawl is now over for me. There's nothing like satisfying a craving, like having a brownie when you are really hungry for chocolate. With knitting, satisfying the craving takes a lot longer, even if one had to bake the brownies. At least the satisfaction isn't tempered with guilt about excess calories. It's all good.
Size: 64" wingspan and 30" deep
Yarn: Ella Rae Lace Merino Worsted
Needles: Size 6 Addi Naturas
Pattern: Falling Water
Mods: 2 repeats of Chart A, all 32 rows.
Knitter: Soooo happy that it fits and falls just where it should. The weight is perfect, the yarn is luscious.
In a worsted weight yarn, the extra repeat would have made the shawl too big for me. Since this yarn is light for worsted, it knit up a bit smaller than worsted.
The only thing I can't get right is the color in these photos. The strange shot below is nearly it. I guess clothespining a piece of notepaper under the knitting is the only way to make my camera record a deep red. (I mean, I really tried. I changed exposures, light balance, all sorts of settings and worked from the RAW file. Red is harder to shoot than green!)
Never mind, it is red. Craving satisfied!