Now, there really is a lot that you can do with laceweight - not just shawls - have you seen the Featherweight Cardigan?
Don't be scared of laceweight garments - it's unlikely that you'll use the 'proper' needles for the yarn - more like a 3.75mm or a 4mm to get the drape, so it really is more similar to a DK. That's the way of it for shawls too. This one here:
was knitted on 5mm needles. This is the Ethereal pattern, free from Ravelry in the Red of the Navia Uno. I got a bit caught up in the main body pattern and didn't end up being able to do the edging (which is the part of the pattern that I think really stands out) because I definitely wanted to do it in one ball, just to show what could be done with one measly little ball. I think I'll redo it at some point with two balls and get the full effect of it. Lovely.
I also took some photos for you to show the effect of blocking. We talk about how important it is but it's never more important that working with wool and lace:
Neither particularly good photos but - same bed, same shawl, same day. Look how different it looks. And when you unpin a blocked shawl done in wool it should stay where you put it.
Just beautiful isn't it? Amazing. I can't believe that this came out of my little fingers. Imagine. Anyway. Part of what makes this so amazing is the yarn - most of what makes it so amazing actually. So, I suggest you grab yourself a ball or two of this beautiful Navia Uno and smash out something small and lacy and see how amazing you can be too.
I must admit, not all of the colours that I ordered turned up which is a bit frustrating because it doesn't create such a beautiful visual rainbow on the shelf. But each colour that has turned up is a stunner. I have a particular fondness for the Red obviously, but the Fir is also calling to me:
The Pastel Blue (second in from the left) has been the biggest winner in the shop so far and the Charcoal (hidden towards the right - brill photo!). Here's a better one for you:
I'm pleased we've ended up with all of the 'main' colours and I've got a real hankering for something that includes all of the top line in that order. Haven't you? Come back in a couple of days and we'll discuss something.... ;)
So, in conclusion, we've got the best yarn ever. It makes amazing lace. The colours are stunning. It's a proper wool with defined breeds. And it's only £5 a ball. That's ridonkulous. We're too good to you.
Navia Uno - the yarn of my heart.