I stalked, schemed, and plotted, and finally bought a double-knit ???? sock blank from @jillian.gabrielsen ???????????? Pairing it with @lornaslaces Shepherd Sock in kerfuffle, which is the perfect gray, as it ends up. The base of the two yarns is very similar ????????. Thinking of more two color brioche (but which should be the main color?) or maybe something striped? A striped shawl? What do you think? #mothyandthesquid #lornaslaces #shepherdsock
So, this turned out very nicely!
Pattern: Sand Layers by Lisa Hannes/maliha designs. I knit the pattern exactly as written, and it was great. The last few sections, when each row had 400-500 stitches, were kind of a drag, but I plowed through.
This was my first time knitting one of these uber-crescent shaped shawls, and I wasn’t totally sure how to block it. I see most people just plop them down on a towel, but I wanted to stretch it a bit, so ended up threading the meaty, middle portion of the shawl on blocking wires, and leaving the tail ends free.
Yarn: magenta is Madelinetosh Tosh Sock yarn; gray might be, as well, but I’m not 100% sure. Both yarns are from my stash!
I was worried a bit that the magenta would bleed onto the gray after a reader mentioned it, but although there was some dye lost during blocking, it wasn’t a lot, and it didn’t settle on the gray, phew!
Needles: US 5 and 6 Addi Turbo circs, exactly as specified in the pattern. Finished size is about 17″ deep and 56″ wide over the meaty part.
Whenever I see a pattern using more than one color, especially one like this, where the yarn will be broken and there will be ends to weave in, I always second-guess myself and wonder whether I should just pick something one-color. But weaving in ends on this wasn’t bad at all. I also think this shawl would look great knit in a gradient of colors (though the outer-most sections would consume significantly more yarn than the inner ones, so the mini kits so popular nowadays won’t quite work).