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Shawl's Well That Ends Well

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When digital filters attack

Created using this Craftsy indie pattern

This project was made from an independent Craftsy designer's pattern:

Sweet November Shawl »
by Caryl Style

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Yarn Weight Fingering (4 ply)
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What needles did you use? US 8 / 5.0 mm / UK 6

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What materials did you use? 100% cotton yarn: roughly fingering weight, 5-ply (literal, not weight) and knitpro circulars on a 100cm cable.

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What are you most proud of? That I stuck with it! Surprisingly, this pattern's lovely simplicity lulled me into the sense that I didn't need to stay focused! Untrue! And this really frustrated me as I had foolishly chosen to use a smaller needle size for a denser look. I'm happy with the way it turned out, but my final stitch count was 211 to the pattern designer's 170-something. But I love how versatile this piece is (now that I'm finished!). I was really hoping to finish a few lighter projects in the face of all the "start your Christmas knitting now!" emails I keep getting. You can pry the last of my Summer knitting from my cold, dead hands!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't underestimate the concentration needed to not muck up a pattern consisting of ssk and k2togs. Also, start off with long fringe. Mine's likely still a little too long, but I'm glad I didn't rush this last little step. There would have been tears if the finished project seemed faulty. Also... embrace that colour! Okay, I'm very much a digital filter victim in the photos I published (hey, a gal likes a little pixel pick-me-up every now and then), but this is a lovely, vibrant tourquoise that will likely make me think of summer in the dead of winter. And trust; on the 53 parallel north, you take sensory reminders of sunnier times where you can get them come January...

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Absolutely stunning! Both the photos and the shawl is of professional quality. I agree, when I let my guard down, I usually make the greatest amount of mistakes.

09/27/2014 Flag

Thanks so much! This little shawl has gotten a lot of wear since I finished. I'm learning it's nice to have a few rough-and-ready cotton pieces in the mix that can happily deal with the washing machine if need-be.

10/03/2014 Flag