Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Knit Status: A Shawl for Me!
But look here! I did find some time to knit during my kid action packed Spring Break.
This is Cecily's Shawl.
I used 4 different colors of Tosh Sport I had in the stash, instead of the 3 (Quince & Co) it calls for. Yay for the stash knit! I broke out the first large stripe into 2 different colors, and continued to knit in sequence. It is an easy knit starting from a large cast-on to a small bind-off. I had never knit a pattern in this decreasing sequence. I was constantly worried I was not shaping appropriately simply because I was not used to it. When I cast off, the shawl was a wonky shape. It really benefited from a good blocking.
In my project page I actually call it Cold Shoulder, because I momentarily thought I was funny, but Cold Neck would be more appropriate since I like to wear it like a kerchief scarf.
Now it's time to wrap up a pair of socks (RE-ally!) and then I need to whip up or at least get started on some coworker baby knits.
What's your knit status?