So this gift from my SIL:
became this messy unblocked lace:
which blocked into this lovely rectangular shawl:
Yarn: Unique Designs Handspun Wool
Pattern: Cristiana Brenna's 100 grammi
Because the yarn varies in thickness, color, and material, I wanted a pattern that would be very forgiving of uneven stitches. This one did the trick. As a plus, it is completely reversible, and surprisingly warm for such open lace. Also, it was dead simple to knit up. I have worn it several times now, and am very happy with it.
Many years ago, a member of my knitting group gave me this yarn:
which I quickly figured out should be this pattern:
and then forgot all about. And now it is this:
Yarn: unlabeled worsted weight weight mohair, partial skein
Pattern: Knitlist Mohair Scarf Pattern (via the Wayback Machine)
Mods: added two selvage edge stitches; I start each row by "slip 1 as if to purl with yarn in front" and end with an extra knit 1. This makes a nice place for my blocking wires. I don't have any idea what to do with this one - the color is just as odd as it looks, and I have plenty of scarves already. Ant thoughts out there?