As my brain rewires with my EMDR therapy, I find I’m a lot more present and grateful for what I have in my life. I’ve started taking more joy in the little things. I’ve slowed down a lot, instead of keeping myself in a state of “GO GO GO” as a distraction from bad situations I had in my life, I allow myself to stop and take in the world around me. To appreciate the unique and diverse people I have in my life. I’ve also started enjoying my misfit nature, no longer bullying myself for not fitting in or pressuring myself to fit in. I like being my weird little self! It’s like my blinders have been taken off, and I now see how beautiful the life around me truly is.
La vie est belle (Life is Beautiful) is a top-down crescent-shaped shawl that beautifully blends elegant lace stitches to create a captivatingly engaging knit.
Should a larger shawl be desired, as lace-weight skeins can vary in yardage, notes for a larger shawl have been provided.
Worked flat, La vie est belle contains written directions and charts. A handy-dandy progress tracker is included to help you with your rows and stitch counts. Yardage for each section is given should you wish to turn this into a scrappy project!
Skill Level Intermediate
Finished Measurements Approximately 72” / 183 cm across the wingspan, 30” / 76 cm deep, after blocking
Suggested Needles US5 (3.5 mm) 40” (102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge
Notions Tapestry needle
Yarn Requirements 860 yds / 787 m lace weight yarn