Which is the unofficial name of the shawl I knitted for E. The official name, from Victorian Lace Today, is "Shoulder Shawl in the Syrian Pattern". Yarn: 3 skeins of Douceur et Soie by Knit One, Crochet Too. A baby mohair and silk blend.
E was always stealing my Birch shawl, so last summer, when we were at a good yarn shop on vacation, I let her choose yarn to make her a shawl of her own. She wanted a Birch, just like mine, but in this light blue, which is her current favorite color. I didn't want to knit another Birch, so I stalled. I casually showed her other shawl patterns. She was onto me. She was recalcitrant.
Then, for Christmas, my mom got me the book Victorian Lace Today. E flipped through it. E fell in love with this shawl. I might note that the center pattern is one of the simplest lace patterns ever and in no way resembles the leaves that she loved on Birch so much. But, it is a triangle, which was one of her major requirements.
The edging felt like it took forever, but it didn't really. Exactly a week of intermittent knitting time. I even knitted on other things during that week. I've discovered my knitting ADD can occur on any project at any time. I apparently get bored easily. Even by lace shawls. (Or cabled sweaters, or lace and cabled socks.)
She likes it! So, now she can keep her mitts off my shawl!