FO: Cascading Leaves Shawl

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.

Handspun
Handspun

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.

Leaves
Leaves

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.

Pre-blocking
Pre-blocking

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.

cascading-leaves-fo-1
Another headscarf - this came out exactly the same size as the pink Swallowtail Shawl, 46" by 25"
  • 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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