Now that I'm totally addicted to lace, I've decided to have a go at a "proper" lace stole. This particular design is by Anne Hanson and called Japanese Feather Stole. Of course, the colour is called "Mermaid" and it's an absolute joy to knit. It's totally forgiving should I make a mistake as it's so lacy I don't think a mistake or two here and there will make much difference to the overall pattern. It's 2 ply lace - something I never, ever contemplating knitting with, 4 ply used to be scary enough - compared to 2 ply, 4 ply is positively *chunky*!!!