OK, to be perfectly honest, half the fun of this project is saying the name - which I'm pretty sure I'm mispronouncing (I'm saying wobben shawl), so my apologies to Germans everywhere. I found this pattern after MS3 was over last Fall and really liked it. I went to Colourmart and found some DK weight silk to knit it in, put the pattern and yarn away and kind of forgot about them. After finishing up the Atlantis pattern last week (thanks for all the complements), I pulled out the cone of yarn and the pattern and started working on it.
The yarn I'm using is a DK weight silk that's basically 5 strands of 3 plies each loosely twisted together. When I started the Wabenschal (see, it's fun to say isn't it?), I began with big needles, but I was afraid that I might snag a strand of the yarn at that gauge. I frogged it and went down to US 5's (3.75 mm) and I think it's going to be much less easy to snag this way. The pattern has you work the point until you have 5 repeats of the honeycomb, but I want this to be a wide scarf/narrow stole, so I have worked up to 9 repeats. At this point, I'll work it even (without getting wider) until I'm ready to add the last point. The stitch pattern biases and when I first saw it, I was reminded of Clapotis a bit.