OK, really reaching for a title there. And no, it isn’t really the last shawl I will ever knit, it’s just the latest one.
Some of you may remember my search for a pattern to make a shawl with one or both of the skeins of Fleece Artist Basic Merino Sock I had on hand from ages ago. We are talking maybe 10 years ago. They only held 350 yds, so it had to be smallish. Or I thought I could use the two to alternate to make a shawl. My attempts at that plan failed. So I moved on with the intent to just use them separately. Here is the result of the first attempt using the darker skein.
Sunset Shawl, aka Demiluna
Remember, the dumb model is a lot less broad shouldered than I, so this doesn’t hit at my waist when worn. But there is still quite a bit of depth. It’s about 50″x17″. Not as wide as I would have liked, but I’ll take what I got considering the small yardage I was working with.
The YOs every 6th row create a very light and airy shawl that will be perfect for so-so weather. Not heavy enough to be too much, not too light that it doesn’t create some coziness. Just right. I guess it’s the Goldilocks of shawls? I was afraid my excessive blocking would have ruined the stitch detail on the border. I did a K/P ribbing instead of a garter rib, knit one row, rib the 2nd row. Just followed the increases as stated but used ribbing for both rows. I think it defines the edge better.
So, now to carry on with the next two shawls. Quilla for my niece using Cascade Heritage Sock and Fire Breathing Dragon for me in the other Fleece Artist skein.