I will say it is not for lack of enthusiasm for this project. I bought the yarn — 3 skeins of Quince & Co Sparrow in the Juniper colorway — from Cream City Yarn back in March during our staycation with the idea that I would make the newly released Sans Kerchief. When time came to cast-on, however, as often is the case I changed my mind. While I love the simplicity of the Sans Kerchief, I was mildly concerned that since I’d be working on socks that are quite often cruise-control knitting that I would stall out on the stockinette of this pattern. The Lida Shawl promised a repetitive lace pattern, simple enough to not be all-consuming, but involved enough to stay interesting. I went for it and cast-on for the Lida Shawl.
Quince & Co’s Sparrow is my all-time favorite linen to knit with — not at all splitty and very, very soft even before the first washing. I don’t know what they do differently with their linen yarn, but they need to keep doing it!
Why did it take me so long to show you my beautiful Lida Shawl? I don’t know. But I do know that this shawl is just perfect for late summer. Just warm enough to chase the chill of the a/c, but cool enough to be worn in the heat of summer. The best combination of pretty lace & summer yarn, this project is a more than welcome addition to my summer wardrobe. If you’re looking for a little special late summer treat, look no further. Lida + Sparrow are it!