I've have been busy busy busy knitting! I don't want to leave a bunch of unfinished projects when I leave for my trip. I feel like I'll get out of the groove with them and never finish. As we all know I have an obsession with Stephen West patterns and...I've knit another!
Ta Da! The shawl that I've been working on is Fringed, which is a DK weight crescent shape shawl with ridiculous amounts of fringe.
I used a few full skeins and a few scraps to knit this one up. The pink (Duren Dyeworks Serenity DK) and copper (Cephalopod Yarns Traveler) yarns were leftover from other projects while the blue (Fonty BB Merinos) and cream (SweetGeorgia Superwash DK) were full skeins. The blue is actually a fingering weight yarn I bought on my trip to Paris, which I held double.
This was definitely a TV watching knit. Garter stitch with basic increase with a few rows of YO, K2TOG to break things up. What really makes this shawl is the color choices. I loved that these were all sunset colors.
This knit up long and fairly shallow but blocked huge because it was knit on US 8. I set this aside to work on my Lillian Cardi but it was really easy to get back to.
I found this especially fun because I played with all the colors in the fringe. The lengths are all uniform but the sections of colors are all different. Only took me about 2 hours at work to cut and attach the fringe, much faster than I thought it would be. I'm going to be overrun with shawl by the time fall comes around in November for Cali. -- Sierra