Blocking worked wonders! I’m really delighted with this new shawl, my first FO of 2015. Details below:
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Yarn: A Piece of Vermont Yarn & Fiber Superwash Merino/Bamboo/Nylon Sock (I’ve had it in my stash for ages!)
Needles: size 4 circulars
Time to knit: about 3 weeks
I’m on a bit of a mission this year to add to my collection of handknit neck-adornment devices, and this fits the bill nicely. Purple is a color I’ve been wearing more and more of, especially since M was born, but I didn’t have any purple accessories. I do now! This purple merino/bamboo/nylon sock yarn has been sitting around in my stash for YEARS now, stubbornly refusing to turn into socks (perhaps because I’ve pretty much stopped knitting socks, eh?), and really, I think that’s all for the better, because this stuff feels really nice around my neck. Very silky! I’m not sure I’d like it as socks, frankly.
I do worry a little that given how petite I am, these long biased triangle shawls end up being a little overwhelming on me. It’s actually a bit shocking how much shawl came out of a single skein of sock yarn – I suppose the eyelet sections help with that! So I think I may focus my attentions on smaller neck-adornment devices – perhaps a cowl will be next, but whether it’s one from a pattern or one that I make up remains to be seen.
But I do get a lot of wear out of my Icarus shawl, which is a more traditional triangle shape. I often wear it with the point in front (though I fold the top edge down to get a sort of cowl-effect with it), and I get lots of compliments on it. So perhaps another more traditional triangle shawl would be a good thing to make. If you’re a friend of mine on Ravelry, you might’ve seen me go on a bit of a shawl/cowl/scarf queueing spree over the last few days. I’m particularly excited about the 54 Rue du Chateau collection that came out this week. How gorgeous are those shawls?! I think my favorite might be Tanguy, but they’re all pretty amazing. Who knows when or if I’ll ever knit one of them, but gosh, they’re lovely.