Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Test Knit!

I'm so excited to be able to share this pattern with you that I just test knit for Robin! Plus it is free on ravelry here!

What an enjoyable knit! A perfect shawl for someone wanting to try out lace! Most rows are plain knitting with an occasional patterned row. I think this pattern would work well with almost any yarn (solid, multi-colored, even handspun!)
 The details in this pattern are wonderful. Follow the directions closely and the edges will look wonderful. I especially like the details in the edging that prevent the shawl from rolling.
I used the option B decreases (I tried to take a close up to show what that looked like!) There was a noticeable difference in the color of the two skeins of yarn I was using, so I did the modification listed in the pattern to account for this. I can tell where I switched skeins, but it works in the pattern and just looks like a design element.
 This was an interesting construction as well because it was knit from the edge to the center of the top. This makes the pattern go really fast at the end! As for the cast on….I ran out of yarn for a long tail cast on and finished the last 20 stitches or so with a knitted cast on and can’t tell a difference)
Happy Knitting!
I used US 6 needles and lovely yarn from the Plucky Knitter 80% Merino/10% Cashmere/ 10% Nylon in the color way "Far and Away" (under 2 skeins!) (sent to me from Robin.....Thank you again!!!  Does she know me or what?)