Saturday, April 28, 2012

Wholehearted

Remember the beginnings of the Wholehearted shawl I showed you last week?  I finished it a couple days ago, but I've already moved on to the next project and totally forgot to post about it!  I was just reminded a few minutes ago by a comment on the original post, so I thought I'd get it up here while it was in my mind!

I always pose my shawls on my knitting chair!

I really loved making this pattern - I think I finished it so quickly because it's one of those things I just didn't want to put down!  It was really great for working on when I didn't want to think too much (like I have to with Miette).  That said, I did miss a couple of increases so my stitch count was down by 4 at the end!  Oh well!

Lavender merino and charcoal merino/silk,
both handspun fingering weight.

I steam blocked this shawl with my iron, like I usually do.  Quick and easy!  I pulled it more straight, rather than letting the edges curve, although they do curve a little.



I'm really happy with the way this turned out, and I'm pretty sure I'll make another at some point.  It was so fast and easy, because although fingering weight yarn is used, it's done on US6 (4mm) needles, and since there's no lace there's not too much to keep track of.

If you'd like to make this shawl too, Evelyn at Project Stash has a KAL going on until May 31.  And don't forget that the proceeds from the sale of this pattern go to helping the designer's daughter, who lost her home in a fire recently.

I know a few of you are making this already.  Anybody else tempted?

14 comments:

  1. Am doing my bo this evening.

    Your's is Gorgeous!

    hugs

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    1. Oh, I can't wait to see it! I love your colors so much!

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  2. I've already told you how much I love your Wholehearted but I'll say it again ... I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Evelyn! Hope you got a chance to work on yours this weekend!

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  3. I like the subtle colours. Going to take pics of you wearing it? :)

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    1. Thank you! I probably won't since I'm lazy, and I've also got other projects I need to take pictures of and post about!

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  4. Gail, it turned out beautifully! Mine is at about 180 stitches on the needles, so I still have a ways to go. It is like potato chip knitting, you just can't stop yourself!

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    1. Thanks Erin! I totally agree - I'm already thinking about the next one!

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  5. Really pretty! You really chose the perfect colors!

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  6. It ended up so beautiful! Your colors rock! ♥

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