When I went home a few weeks ago I brought along some knitting to give away. My unscientific method for getting rid of everything was to pass the first person everything have them pick out their favorite and move down the line. It worked out rather well, giving me room in my suitcase to bring home some yarn and fabric.
This Damson shawl was one of those knits that I passed on. I'm not sure if it really qualifies as lace, while the increases do come from yarn overs it's mostly garter or stockinette. The finished shawl has a wonderful crescent shape that works really well for draping around your shoulders. It stays put without pins or tying which is nice.
Part of the reason I chose this pattern was a desire to start using some of the many patterns in my collection that I overlook all the time. I tend to see something new and then immediately want to cast on forgetting about everything else. It wasn't until I went searching for a pattern that I realised that so many of those neglected patterns/books are for things I don't really knit at the moment ie. socks. Luckily I found Damson and was more than happy to knit her.
just in case...
pattern ~ Damson by Ysolda Teague
yarn ~ Springtree Road Muscadine Sock in Juno, 1 skein
needles ~ 4.0mm (US6)