I knew as soon as I started knitting Blackthorn that I wouldn’t be completing the whole pattern. I want to give this to a friend who is petite and a lot of shawl would swamp her. So rather than go to the fourth size of diamond, I added the border onto the third size. I decided to do the border in a contrast colour, simply because I felt the gold colour needed lifting. I cast off this morning and blocked it straight away:
The Lace Leaf KAL is going on for another few weeks but I’ve got both my projects finished by week 5! I’m very happy!