Knitting for charity: More shawls, please!

12:04 PM

The shawl contest supporting Women's line is on until the end of this week, so there was time to knit one more shawl. Digging into my stash revealed a bag full of Novita Florica, so I started experimenting with a triangular shape this time. To take advantage of the project as a learning opportunity, I added some popcorn stitches and tried a looser bind off. I had tried this looser bind off (*slip 2 sts back to left needle, K2tog, K1*, repeat) once before, but I must have skipped the K1 as it turned out super tight and I decided to forget it. The other day I ran into Liina and her new Rosewater shawl. She liked the looser bind off, so I gave it another try and it worked out perfectly.

Pattern: Metsäviklo shawl (made for this project)
Yarn: Novita Florica
Needles: 4mm

To continue with my just-in-time knitting style I finished with this shawl last night, blocked it and it's ready for delivery today. While I was in the finishing mode I also finished a brioche cowl that I found earlier from my stash, so that's going in with the shawls, and then there's a scarf also. You'll see more of that later.

But now I'll have to hop on my bike and be my own bike courier to get the shawl to Novita as it's the last day of the competition!

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4 kommenttia

  1. Ha. I'm so happy the bind off worked nicely for you now! I was really happy with it.

    And the shawls and scarves look really good. Happy couriering!

  2. This is amazing! I love the edging! And the color is so rich and deep! Just beautiful!

    1. Thank you so much! Glad you like it. Too bad the yarn is from the deep end of my stash, so there's no hope of getting that color anymore...


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