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.
The yarn is all my dad’s fault. And the fault of some of my Facebook friends for posting about this fabulous NEON!!!! yarn from Regia. The pattern is very straightforward and wonderfully uncomplicated. The fit appears good (but no modelled shots, sorry) and the irregular rib pattern made for a semi-mindless project. All-in-all, I’m very pleased with the whole thing!