I finished! Here is my shawl, knit from the Tiger Club yarn for February.
I hit a few bumps along the way….like the pattern not coming out even when I got to them…..but discovered it was my own silly fault….the first half of the shawl is YO, K2T. The other half is K2T, YO. So I would forget the last YO, and it would put me off for the next pattern row. Glad I finally figured it out. I also had a period of ‘forgetting’ how to knit….I was knitting through the front loop, thus twisting my stitches. In my defense, I’m a marginal knitter at best, and I had been watching some videos on speed knitting….one of them had a very strange technique, and I believe this is where I got it from. Or, I was just not paying attention. Whatever, it kind of gives a neat effect to the stockinette portion of the shawl.
I originally did not think I would like the shape of this shawl (it’s a modified version of Light and Up) when I went to block it….it curved around much more than I expected. I don’t care for the long curly tail of my Quaker Yarn Stretcher at all…it is awkward to wear.
However, once on, the shawl fits my shoulders and the curlie bits wind around and make a waterfall. I feel like it will stay in place more like a sweater, which is something I haven’t enjoyed about shawls….having to fuss with them.
I like this one so much, that I have cast on for another of the same shape. For now, I’m just doing stockinette, although I may dig around for a stitch pattern for the green part.
For those in club….this is your teaser….this is the yarn you will receive….same idea, different colors. (I wish I could wind them all into cakes like this for you….but time does not allow.)
For those of you not in club, I hope to bring similar gradients to you soon!