Joining Kat & the Unravelers...
It's an FO and, oh, I couldn't be happier!
- Ravelry Project Page: TTL 2018 Mystery Shawl (more photos there!)
- Pattern: TTL Mystery Shawl 2018 by Kirsten Kapur
- Yarn: Make.Do Be Fingering/Sock; one skein "echevaria," and one skein "natural"
- Needles: US 5
- Start to Finish: June 22 - August 12, 2018
There are sections of this shawl that are "true lace" -- at least what I've come to know as that, meaning that there is stitch manipulation on both wrong- & right-side rows, not just purling across the wrong side -- and my first time ever knitting "true lace"!
It was truly a joy to knit along on this project and I think a big reason for that was the slower pace, with clues released over a period of six weeks.
I knit as usual... risky! I never used a lifeline, and didn't add stitch markers until the end -- and thank goodness because they really helped when those few stitches got away from me last week.
There was an optional extended version for people with an extra bit of yarn, and that is what I did.
The bind-off was a pretty little picot-like flower, and I used a stretchy (k2tbl) bind-off for the stitches between the flowers, so it blocked out quite large. I was fairly vigorous with the blocking, but I didn't take it as far as I could have. I love the shape! This would be beautiful in one color, and would make a lovely wedding shawl.
Same as last time (from the slowest reader in the west): The Best Cook in the World: Tales From my Momma's Table by Rick Bragg, and getting close to the end of Calypso (audio) by David Sedaris.