As promised, here are some better pics of my Layla shawl.
The pattern is actually a square shawl, but as I was on a deadline, I halved it to make a triangle shawl. One of these days, I will make a square or round shawl!
I've mentioned it before, but I love Denise's patterns. She's a fantastic designer, and a beautiful yarn dyer too.
Layla has starflowers, and nupps, and I beaded the crap out of it, but despite that, it's not a complicated shawl. Starflowers and nupps may seem difficult when you first attempt them, but once you get the hang of them - it's nothing. And they are well worth the minimal amount of effort it takes to master them.
Aside from modifying the shape of the shawl and adding extra beads, I also changed the amount of repeats for each chart. Details are on my Ravelry project page.
Continental Cat. The colour is Garnet. As many of you know, I'm not a fan of lace weight yarn, which this pattern calls for. The Continental Cat is a nice substitute. It gives you a little more substance when knitting, but still creates light, airy fabric. With 100% merino, it's also soft and blocks like a dream - perfect for shawls.