FO Friday #21: Sweetness

Sweet, merciful wool — I’ve actually finished something!

IMG_4967This is the Lintilla shawl designed by Martina Behm. Designed for fingering weight yarn knit on size US 2.5 needles, I used sport weight yarn on US 6 needles to make it a little bit larger and less dense. Which I’m really glad I did, since it isn’t really that big and BMFA Socks That Rock Mediumweight is plenty dense already!

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This pattern was really a ton of fun. You can tell because it only took me four months from beginning to end, and most of the delay was because I ran out of yarn! The shawl is knit sideways using short rows to form the (adorable!) ruffles. It’s easy to keep track of with the help of a removable stitch marker, simple enough in all garter stitch for social/mindless knitting, and does really fun things with variegated, handpainted yarn like the Budding Twig colorway.

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The above photo shows the shawl before blocking, but all I did was soak it and lay it flat (no pins) so it didn’t change much after blocking except to soften up a bit.I knit my shawl to 24 repeats before beginning the edging and took exactly 1.5 skeins (600 yards), 1/3 of which a few very generous Ravelers supplied me with. I thought it would take just a little bit over one skein, but I was wrong. Thank goodness for sweet knitters! You can find my project page here.

FINAL REMINDER: You still have until 11:59 pm US Eastern time tonight to enter my blog-warming giveaway! Winners will be announced tomorrow. Who will it be?! Exciting!

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