And here’s the progress I’ve made (colour is more accurate in this photo than last week’s)
Closer shot of the number of rows I’ve done, as indicated by the blue stitch marker:
I think 7 days is all I can manage on this (it takes a great deal of concentration and I’m increasing 6 sts every other row so it’s only going to get harder!), so I’ve switched to another long-languishing UFO.
B: Krafty Koala (leftovers from the Knotty Gloves) – 44 g/185 m (50 cm remaining!)
C: Wendy Sunbeam St Ives – 48 g/170 m
D: ZwergerGarn Opal Cotton (in Lollipop) (previously Lovely Lace Socks) – 70 g/290 m used
4.5 mm long interchangeable Knit Pro
Dates: 6th November 2014 – 17th February 2015
Size: 155 cm wingspan by 62 cm at deepest point.
I-cord (starting tab, edging, cast off)
Double yarn overs
2 colour brioche
Garter short rows
Two colour brioche
Slip stitch texture pattern
Garter stitch stripes
Disappointingly the Mystery Shawl did not resemble any kind of body part this year. I was rather looking forward to that!
I learnt a couple of new techniques, most significant being brioche. I loved it!
I’m really pleased with my colour choices, especially the balance between the 3 tonal colours and the one contrast. I’m glad I waited until lots of other people had knit their first clues so I had a good idea of what would and wouldn’t work.
This has to be, hands-down, one of my favourite designs ever. I loved working with the Blacker Swan over-dyed Falklands Merino DK in the sample and the colours (while not to everyone’s taste, I will admit) are totally “me”.
This side-to-side shawl/scarf features lace, cables, garter stitch, and intarsia.
The shaping for the shawl is done within the garter stitch section.
The lace and the cables are all fully charted.
The ends of the shawl are shaped, with the cables growing gracefully out of and into the points.
Well, now I’ve got the Winter 2015 commissioned knitting done I’ve turned back to my abandoned projects! My aim is to work on one or two each week until I’ve finally finished them. Or made up my mind to abandon them all together (already done that this year).