|Shawl in the Sun - can you see the holes that make the design? |
That's Lace Knitting
And here it is in a lump. Most knitting includes LUMPS (which I'm gonna use in my tags/labels!) You begin with a lump of skeins, a lump of in-progress knitting on the needles, and a lump of knitted work before you spread it out and block it into shape. Most knitters also encounter the awful
Lump of Tangles,
which is not a character in any book, but a pile of knotted yarn that appears when you drop the loosely wound ball of yarn or pull out too many yards to knit and then walk away. The Lump of Tangles works best when left alone quietly in the dark of overnight.
But this lump is the shawl, so you can see all the colors. They happen 'automatically' because the Noro Yarn, like a lot of yarns these days, includes all these colors in one ball of yarn. As you knit the colors change and depending on the needle size (big or small) and the decision of the yarn colorer (is that a word?), you get strips that are wide or narrow. Very Kewel.