Progress on Swallowtail Shawl
Here is the outer edge of the shawl. Swirly lines, interrupted by yarnovers that create the lacey openings and the so-called nupps, basically a purl-5-stitches-together to create what looks a lot like an embroidered French knot that punctuate the baroque movement of the background pattern.
Compare that to the Shaker-like regularity of the upper part of the shawl, where the same small motif occurs at regular intervals, surrounded by white space. That emptiness is integral to the beauty of the lacey sections.
Now working on the Peaked Edging. Much faster to work. Yeah for getting to just purl across the even-numbered rows with no concern for nupp-ing or counting stitches!