Small triangular shawl from handspun yarn.
I made this from the BFL tops that I was given when I was learning to spin. I made a 2ply of roughly 18 WPI with it. I was proud of that yarn when I spun it – but when I came to knit it, I realised just how terrible it really was. Very under-plyed! Some of it was under-spun too.
This one is for me, to pop round my shoulders when reading in bed. It is small, but just right for the purpose. If I knitted another, I would put at least two more repeats into it at this weight.
Another project that took a long time to come to fruition. I had a couple of false starts with this but it went very quickly once I made my mind up to settle to it. A simple knit; quick and easy – suitable for last minute gifts. This example took just 4 days/sessions of active knitting.
I had problems when I was blocking this. Both sides of the top edge were the same size, the centre line was straight… and yet one wing was two inches longer than the other. I tried and tried but just couldn’t work out how to make it come right.
- Cast on Date: January 27, 2009
- Cast on: plain
- Pattern: Cascading Leaves Shawl by Vicki Mikulak
- Yarn: Handspun BFL
- Amount: 82 gms
- Cost: nil: handspun yarn from gifted tops
- Colour: natural BFL
- Needles: 3.5mm aluminium straights
- Pattern Repeats: as printed
- Blocked: Yes
- Finished Size: 46″ by 25″
- Cast Off: Lace
- Cast Off Date: April 10, 2009
- Ravelry Project: How the Leaves Came Down
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