I decided to learn how to design a lace triangular shawl, by making an existing design, and it worked pretty well! It really helped me grok the relationship between the chart and the stitches, and now I feel free to go forward with some of the lovely antique lace patterns I have been translating this summer. I hope to make some triangle shawls, and at least one Faroese-shaped shawl.
I used the free pattern 198 Yards of Heaven designed and generously provided by Christy Verity
I of course changed it up a bit, using slightly larger needles and adding a few rows of contrasting color.
Both yarns are Malabrigo Merino Worsted. The main color is Velvet Grapes, the contrast is Azul Bolito (possibly my favorite shade of blue, although it is hard to choose).