Sunday, August 6, 2017

A Knitted Shawl

I've got a bit of a backlog of projects I want to post here, but this shawl is the one I'm currently the most excited about!

I bought these two skeins of self-striping gradient yarn at a fiber fair several years ago. They languished in my stash until I got sick of looking at them, then a few months ago I started this shawl as an easy project to knit in the evenings in front of the TV.

The body is plain stockinette with yarn-over increases and the lace edging is super simple. My yarn is worsted weight so I got a fairly big shawl pretty quickly. The pattern is the Kindness Shawl, found as a free download on Ravelry. (It feels silly, but the fact that my yarn was the same color scheme as the pattern image did catch my eye!)

I experimented with wearing it wrapped up like a scarf. It's cute, but a little bulky.

My bottom lace border is not perfect, because I stopped mid-repeat. I used every last inch of this yarn to finish and bind off!

Here it is before blocking.

I gave it a pretty hard block and it really opened up!

You can see my Ravelry project page for this project here.

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