It's the first kit of the Year of Lace club and wow is it gorgeous. The yarn is Claudia's Handpaints Silk Lace (100% silk) in the exclusive Year of Lace colorway they're calling "hot brick orange". It's basically a vivid paprika. I know I wouldn't have chosen this color on my own but it is absolutely lovely. Going beyond your comfort zone is one of the reasons to belong to a knitting club, after all.
Sivia Harding developed the color for her design, "Phoenix Rising".
This dramatic gossamer shawl ... grows from a few cast on stitches at the top into a triangle shape with a centre panel, which features a flame-like design with textured, elongated diamonds. Textured diamonds with wrapped tips emerge from the diagonals that wave down the body, and the shawl finishes with a beaded garter stitch eyelet border.
Tomorrow I'll show you my progress.