Well, THAT was a fast knit!!
I finally knit my first Shetland Triangle. It was such an easy pattern to memorize. I always recommend reading your knitting once you learn the chart so that your knitting flows.
This yarn worked extremely well with the Lantern Moon ebony needles. It glided along easily. The shawl bloomed nicely when washed. It blocked beautifully and dried quickly.
The only thing is that when the shawl is near my skin, the yarn has a few prickly hairs that poke me sometimes. I don’t know which of the fibers in the blend does this (the blend is cashmere, merino, silk and camel). I’m thinking the camel but not sure. It feels like the stubble from a man’s 5 o’clock shadow. Doesn’t HURT but it can be itchy to wear – I have to move the shawl away from my face sometimes. I tend to wear my shawls like bandanas in the winter, like a bandido. So when the hairs start to poke me, I just loosen the ties (I tie the ends under the flap you see there, under my chin.)
Otherwise my shawl is nice and cozy. I had so much fun knitting this one that I immediately cast on for another: Anne Hanson’s new Caricia. I’m using some stash yarn, Dizzy Blonde Studio’s Superwash Sock in a BRIGHT yellow color named Doris Summer Orchard. I think it will be very lovely for Spring. I’m into the 7th repeat of the pattern and I started this on Saturday. The pattern takes some time to get used to. I posted some tips to make it easier on my Rav project page.
- Source: Wrap Style
- Size: 11 repeats. After blocking, it seems to have shrunk a tad. It measures 50” wingspan x 30” long. This is so weird! I thought it was going to be at least 60” wingspan… Oh well, it’s still nice.
- Yarn: The Fiber Company Road to China Light (2.8 skeins, 445 yds total)
- Color: A Rosi Rose :o) (well, the ball band says Ruby)
- Needles: US 7 (I used US 9 for the bind-off)
- Cost: $33.60
- Started: January 25, 2009
- Finished: January 31, 2009
- Mods: I did 11 repeats instead of the 8 the pattern calls for.