Joji Locatelli for the win again! I always love how simple yet stunning her designs are, and Ley Lines fits right in with that description. This is an interesting shawl with a unique and fun construction. I started it for the Olympic KAL but obviously didn't finish it until now!
The pattern starts at one end and then increases (and some decreases) are added to certain areas to give the ribbing shape. I didn't find this shawl difficult just something I had to pay attention too, there were a few times I had to rip back because I missed increases.
This blocked exceptionally large, just the way I wanted it to. I can wear this wrapped around my neck (as per usual) or draped over my shoulders (I find this fiddly and don't do it very often.) And the color! I am so in love with Lost City Knits yarns and their bases. This is the Foothill fingering base, 100% Merino. There yarn is light and lofty 2-ply but so soft!
I found towards the end of the knit I ended up bored, repeating the sections became somewhat tedious. Though now that it's finished I'm glad that I added this to my fall wardrobe. When I weighed out my leftover yarn I found that I used about 100 yards less than what the pattern called for even though I'm pretty sure I followed it exactly. I don't have size issue though so I'm not going to worry about it. Yay for fall accessories!
This shawl looks great in this colourway. You will get a lot of use out of it.ReplyDelete
This will definitely be a main knit for my fall wardrobeDelete
This is huge. How patient you are to knit shawls. The colorway is pretty and sweet.ReplyDelete
Shawls are kind of my jam, this one did take quiet a bit of time. It was set aside a few times for other projects.Delete
that is beautiful!! I love the way the knitting goes in different directions :) Just lovely!!ReplyDelete
What really drew me to the pattern was how simple yet eye catching the directional ribbing is!Delete
what a stunning shawl!! I love all the directional ribbing, it looks so classic and chic like that.ReplyDelete
I think it's a really classic color with just a hint of chic from the ribbing. I can't wait to wear it!Delete
Just gorgeous! What a great piece to add to your wardrobe -- I imagine you'll wear that all the time! Really beautiful knitting!ReplyDelete
I'm very excited that the weather is cooling down in NorCal so I can wear this! It's going to be the perfect pop for winter!Delete