I was nervous that is was looking HUGE on the needles - but it's exactly what I want/need for the winter. I can just wrap myself up and be wonderfully cozy. This may be a new trend in my lace knitting - upsizing the yarn so I can really wear the shawl. Usually they are just hanging off my shoulders - I'm loving the wearabilty of this.
Check out my wingspan picture!
And here is a close up of the beautiful Yarn Over shawl pin:
Pattern: Icarus, by Mirim Felton, IK, Summer 2006
Modifications: Knit with a worsted weight yarn (Briar Rose Fibers, Fourth of July) and size 6 needles
Blocked Measurements: 110 inches X 58 inches (!!!)
This is a great beginner lace project - the majority of the lace is just simple yarn overs. I took the chart and increased the size - in the magazine it was kind of tiny... but no complaints about the pattern at all. I really liked the cast off - nice and loose.