This was the last item on my "finish it before the baby arrives" list and now it's done! I wanted a nursing cover-up so I was looking for a pattern that would be interesting to knit but opaque enough to hide what I needed.
Pattern: Draper (rav link) by Sara Morris
Yarn: 1 skein Briar Rose Sea Pearl
The pattern calls for 4 skeins of Shibui sock yarn (764 yards) for the larger size, which is what I knit. I used most of the 800-yard skein of Sea Pearl - I couldn't say exactly how much I have left but I'm willing to bet that it's less than 36 yards. So I'd recommend buying closer to 800 yards than 764 if you're thinking of knitting this pattern
Needles: Size 4 addi lace circular
Size: 62" wingspan, 26.5" depth
The shawl construction is a pretty standard triangle worked from the top down. The only difference: while you increase every other row at the center, you increase every row on the edges. This makes for a wider shawl than you'd expect for its depth, something that I really like. It's easier to wrap that way.
What do I think of the pattern? It's a lovely design but a bit overpriced at $8. There's nothing particularly innovative about the design and the pattern directions don't offer anything insightful beyond the basics. For instance, it would have been really nice to know what sort of bind-off the designer felt was appropriate for this piece. I used a sewn bind-off since that's my preference for a stretchy edge to garter stitch.
My other gripe with the pattern: it's not available as a download. You have to find a paper copy (I got mine from Knit-Purl).
The fabric on this piece has a wonderful drape - it's unlike anything that I've ever worked with and really, really lovely. It's incredibly cozy and fun to wear. I'm a huge fan of Briar Rose yarns and this is no exception.
Now it's just waiting for Tadpole to make her appearance.