FO: Burgundy bat shawl
Yarn: Most of two skeins of Fleece Artist Merino Sock, $24 each , from Knitty City, thanks to a gift from Sarah and her mom. Thanks Sarah and Sarah’s Mom! Their gift certificate has ended up being turned into two shawls, the Ella Shawl and this one.
Needles: Lace Addis, size 5
Project began/ended: Started April 28, finished July 11, or a little over two months.
Notes and Modifications: I was a little worried about how the variegated yarn was going to turn out, and probably, if I could turn back time, (to quote Cher), I would have picked a semi-solid. I even contemplated overdying the whole project, but once it was blocked out, I think it was fine. An interesting experiment–and it definitely turned out better than I had expected when it was on the needles.
I knit the pattern exactly as written. It’s pretty clear, though lacking in direction. If you haven’t figured it out, you knit as written on the chart to the end (from right to left), knit the middle stitch as indicated, then knit back from left to right for the other half of the stitches, reversing the directions of the decreases (replacing the SSK with K2TOG and vice versa). My edging didn’t really feather and fan, but no one else’s on Ravelry’s seemed to either.
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I always seem to be modeling shawls in inappropriate weather. It was totes hot last weekend, and I was sweating in the shawl.
The shape is sort of a scooped out half circle–like half of a doughnut.
I think there’s something about the shawl that makes me feel like I should be on an album cover for Greensleeves, “performed with period instruments” or something. (All photos taken by Adam at the Cloisters, New York’s awesome medieval museum.)