Friday, February 24, 2012
WIP New England Shawl
Since knitting for the family is caught up for the moment, I have been working on a shawl for me. I'm using Chroma Fingering Weight yarn, colorway: New England. Working with this yarn is a joy. It is SO soft! I love the color blending. Throughout the skein are wonderful autumn type colors that remind of my ol' stomping grounds in the Fall. Gorgeous! The pattern is a freebie from Ravelry, called "Azzu's Shawl" by Emma Fassio. I'm only on row 45, but so far it has been an easy knit. It is a very versatile pattern. You can basically use any yarn, any sized needle. It will change the dimensions of the shawl of course, but the fun part is that you get a completely different look from bulky yarn, than you would, say, fingering weight yarn. I think this is a great beginner lace pattern, thought it is more stockinette stitch than lace. The yarn-overs add interest, and of course, the increases that give the shawl it's shape.
It is family fun night here, and we are having "game night". Popcorn is getting made, and the Yahtzee, Monopoly, and who knows what else is making an appearance.