In reading/ entering Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Workshop, I realized this all-over tight lace was not a shrug but a kind of doiley. On page 112 she writes about designing lace shawls:
MUCH DEPENDS on the color and wight you want for your shawl. You may work a shawl in any way you please; the looser you knit, the larger and lacier the shawl will be. If you work tightly, you end up with a kind of doiley.
My dresser is doiley-free, and I’ll be damned if I am going to wear one myself – expensive yarn or no!
With EZ’s honesty, I discovered this tight stuff would make a good sleeve. So, I got away with no frogging. I studied my Knits Spring 09 issue & now have a looser back body:
I’ve gone up to 4.5 mm needles, and used Kristin Omdahl’s Lily of the Valley panel with the balance in openwork lace. I am thinking about a crochet edging. Of course I am! May need a How to Crochet tutorial or three but that’s the thought banging in my head now.