I don’t think I ever posted about this shawl, did I? Which is odd, because I LOVE it.
Pattern: Stripe Study by Veera Välimäki (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: madelinetosh tosh sock in Dahlia (one skein + 1/10th of second) and Thunderstorm (1 skein)
Started 8/15/11, Finished 9/13/11
This was the third challenge for Camp Loopy this summer – knit a project with over 800 yards of yarn. I think I finished at just about 840 yards.
The Stripe Study pattern is super popular on Ravelry (over 1500 projects as of today) and I can understand why: Very dramatic result with very little effort. The varying width of the stripes is created with simple short rows. As long as the constant garter stitch doesn’t wear you out, this project just chugs along.
I’m actually wearing this at work today, and I’m kicking myself for not giving it a proper blocking because while it’s large, it’s not *quite* large enough. Part of that is most likely due to the fact that I used a smaller needle than the pattern called for (a #5 instead of a #6). I’m sure that a quick dunk and stretch will make it the perfect size. In the meantime, it’s a nice bit of extra warmth on a cool, fall morning like today.
I have the yarn in my stash to knit another one of Veera Välimäki’s shawls – I’m thinking Different Lines would be fun. Same general principle as this shawl, but in a different direction.
What about you – knit any fun projects lately?