Breaking My Lace Hiatus with the Tailwind Shawl

I do love lace, despite recurring my struggles, and I planned to start another lace project after a little break, but now I find myself almost a year later with zero lace projects on my needles. That is until I threw on the Tailwind Shawl for the release of knitscene Spring 2019. And as a total sucker for striking lace motifs, I fell hard.

Note to self: never try on the samples. Objectively I know I’m living the dream, I can try on any Interweave sample and see how it looks and decide from there what size to make. The issue is that I want to make basically everything I try on. And thanks to 30 seconds with the Tailwind Shawl, I am breaking my unintended lace hiatus.

My first attempt (now since frogged) of the Tailwind Shawl by Bonnie Sennott. I might have to go down two needle sizes for the third (hopefully final) attempt.

I love this all-season accessory piece and I can’t wait to knit (and own) it! I selected a neutral so I can wear it at any time with just about every piece in my wardrobe. And now I’m on attempt three for this lovely little number.

But there are redeeming factors involved. For one, the lace motif is easy to work and rapidly memorized. And the yarn, Berroco Remix Light, is soft and made from 100% recycled fibers.

I’d highly suggest purchasing this yarn if you’re looking for a cool new fiber to work with or if you’re allergic to animal fibers. One note about the yarn though, it doesn’t love all of my frogging attempts. I find its strength quite similar to some tweedy wool yarns I’ve worked with. Just be gentle with this yarn and it will reward you with a soft, lightweight fabric and warm-fuzzies for using a pro-environment product.


Pattern Details

Difficulty Easy

Yarn Weight 3

Finished Size 14” wide and 64” long (excluding fringe).

Yarn Berroco Remix Light (30% nylon, 27% cotton, 24% acrylic, 10% silk, 9% linen; 432 yd (395 m)/3½ oz (100 g)): #6922 buttercup, 2 skeins.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Tapestry needle; crochet hook.

Gauge 22 sts and 25 rows = 4” in Lace patt.

Notes This shawl is worked back and forth from end to end.


What are you knitting this spring? Show us in the comments! And if you’re still deciding, you should check out knitscene Spring 2019.


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One Comment

  1. Bonita S at 8:57 am February 1, 2019

    Looks good, Sarah! I’m so honored your broke your lace hiatus for my Tailwind Shawl. 🙂 Bonnie

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