Sunday, October 14, 2007

One Done

Finally, I finished something! Even better, finally I finished this shawl, this endless endless shawl. As you can see from the picture, the edges need blocking (I hope that works -- can you block superwash and have it stay that way? Otherwise Aunt Fran is getting a seriously wiggly-edged shawl.)

This was a straightforward knit, but I got bored -- the pattern is either too busy or too abstract so that I couldn't see it forming as I knit, which made it less fun for me. But I like the way it looks, and it is a nice three-dimensional pattern, very warm and snuggly. It was good TV knitting.

Against doctor's orders, I stopped after 55". (Though if it hadn't been for the advice I got, I would have stopped 10" earlier than that, so I'm not completely unresponsive.:) My great-aunt is very small, so I didn't want it to overwhelm her. I may be wrong, though.

The Cascade 220 Superwash was very nice to work with, though a less solid-colored yarn might have helped with the boredom.

Pattern: Cozy, from Knitty
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash, about 3.5 skeins
Needles: Knitpicks Options US 9
Modifications: Shortened it.


kathy in juneau said...

Mazel Tov! I love it! Less solid might have helped with the boredom, but I think solid worked beautifully for this shawl. It's perfect and the pattern is so pretty.

I think blocking might help superwash. If it doesn't, and you can't stand it, you could always do a crochet border or something - but I bet you won't have to.

tiennie said...

Beautifully done! Love the color!

amy said...

I really like that pattern. It looks very bright and comfy. It does feel good to get a project finished!

Teal said...

Very pretty. Such a cheery color for your great aunt. I've had success blocking Cascade 220 superwash so hope you do as well.