Hi everyone! :)
Today I finally went out and took pictures of my long-since-finished Stripe Study Shawl that I knitted as part of Crafts from the Cwtch‘s KAL.
(yes, I’m ridiculously late posting about it)
This was my second knit project EVER, and I have to say that I love how it came out! The pattern was easy to follow, even for a beginner, and I would definitely make another one. The last rows took forever though, although they did do wonders for my knitting speed… ;)
Alright, time for some stats!
Stripe Study Shawl
Pattern by: Veera Välimäki, pattern on Ravelry here
Yarn used: Rico Design Creative Sport DK in white, Rico Design Fashion Tasai in green/blue
Amount of yarn used: 1,1 skein of the white and 4 skeins of the green/blue
Needles used: 4mm circular KnitPro wooden needles with a 120cm wire
Time spent: 3 weeks, knitting an average of an hour a day
Fun-factor: the first few stripes were fun but as the rows grew longer they became tedious to do, but once I reached the border the fun was back!
Overal score: I recommend this pattern to EVERYONE who knits! :)
In this pic you can really see how the Rico Fashion Tasai yarn worked up; beautiful emerald green stripes turning into almost grey stripes, with azure blue mixed in… I love it <3
Close up of the garter stitch.
And this is the back. I thought I’d take a picture of the other side because no one seems to do that ever ;)
Oh! And I made a shawl pin!
I used this tutorial from Eskimimi Makes: How to make a shawl pin using polymer clay. This tutorial is great for the Stripe Study Shawl! I used 3 different kinds of FIMO clay; a metallic white one, a green one and a silver sparkly one. I blended them together and made 2 pins; the above one is the one I like best :)
And there you have it! My Stripe Study Shawl. I could not be happier with it. I use it everyday, for instance when I sit at my computer and it gets chilly after a while: I just grab my shawl, wrap it around my shoulders, pin it in place and bam! Happy wink! :)
What have you been knitting lately?
ps To all you knitting-haters out there: don’t worry, I still crochet and haven’t *completely* crossed over to the dark side ;)