I haven't yet tried to knit lace but the newest knitpicks book has inspired me to give it a try. I would like to make the shadow scarf shown in the book for my Mom's birthday. The question I have is that the yarn they recomend is shadow which is a lace weight yarn. Since I haven't tried this before and it's a gift I'm a little nervous about using such delicate yarn. Do you all think that I could do it shine worsted or even the original shine and it would still look ok? If so, what size needle should I use and how many balls would I need. There are 440 yards in shadow and they say you would need 2 hanks. So does this mean I would need 880 yards worth of shine to make this work. I hope not. That seems like a lot of yarn for a scarf!
Here's the link to the scarf and yarn from knitpicks.
Thanks for any imput or ideas on this project.