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Here is the current state of my Icarus shawl.
And a close-up of the pattern. I'm part-way through Chart #3, and loving it.
Please excuse the blurriness of the pics; I wanted to get a decent representation of the color, and so didn't use the flash.
I'm using Knitpicks Shadow in the Oregon Coast colorway. It's a great yarn to knit with, even though it's not a fancy expensive one. But it works very nicely for a first Major Lace Project. It is not very splitty, which is good, but even more importantly: it can stand up to a bit of ripping back while I try to fix mistakes.
I would love to be knitting this shawl in something silky or fuzzy or shimmery, but I think it's going to turn out lovely as is. Plus, this is a safer first-lace-yarn. So it was a perfect pick for me.