It is me again, but it is also Lyra again! I know this will sound strange, but I kind of forgot about my poor Lyra shawl. I finished it last November right before the wedding and the holidays and then “poof!” Out of sight, out of mind.
I wanted to make another Lyra from Day 1. I always felt that it would be a stunning shawl, BUT as a circular shawl, you lose the drama. When you fold a circular shawl in half to wear it, you hide all of the lace. So why bother?
So, I decided long ago to re-knit a half Lyra. I was inspired last summer at knitting camp when a dear friend was wearing her Lyra Shawl – a shawl that she WON! She had not knit a stitch of it. Wow. What a prize it was!
I decided on red and the hunt was on (I have
too so many shawls – I kind of need to think about what color I don’t have). I bought some Fyberspates Scrumptious Laceweight in Cherry – a stunning mix of merino and silk. The knitting was very satisfying and I love the shawl.
Susan’s Lyra Shawl in Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace, Color Cherry (I used 75 gms or 820.5 yards)
Lyra is Niebling’s masterpiece — complex and highly recognizable. Like Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to knitters. Unique and beautiful.