Sweet, merciful wool — I’ve actually finished something!
This 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!
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.
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!
Hurray for finishing and for yarn angels with more wool. It’s beautiful. The ruffles are really darling and the yarn colours just make me think of spring!
It’s so pretty! I love the yarn colourway you’ve used and the pattern looks like a really nice one to knit. Going to have to add it to my rav queue 🙂
yay for an FO! I vaguely remember having those, once upon a time… it’s good to live vicariously through you 🙂
I’ve knit this pattern!! I love how yours turned out, and the yarn looks divine!
Love the colour.
What a lovely FO. I think you made a great yarn choice!
THAT is really sweet and pretty and beautifully knit! lovely job!!! 🙂