A Bigger Affection
October 6, 2015
November 29, 2015

A Bigger Affection

Project info
Color Affection by Veera Välimäki
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1,570 yards
Lollipop Cabin 480/240(2) Organic Phluffiee (SoftSock)
none left in stash
1 skein = 480.0 yards (438.9 meters), 113 grams
Fiber Gallery in Seattle, Washington
Shelridge Yarns Soft Touch DKW
none left in stash
2 skeins = 530.0 yards (484.6 meters), 200 grams
Stitches West
Western Sky Knits Sequoia DK Superwash
2 skeins = 560.0 yards (512.1 meters), 226 grams
Monarch Knitting in Pacific Grove, California

Using DK weight in two colors and a woolen spun (so slightly fluffy) fingering weight in the third. A peacock blue and acidy green deep stash yarns inspired me and I added a warm brown skein to make the third color. I have plenty of yarn and I am hoping that the DK weight and the larger needles will make a HUGE shawl.

Color plan
Brown top, two color section in teal and green, three color section in all three colors.

As I was knitting the top I decided I wanted to see the brown and blue together, too. So I started striping brown and blue at the end of the top section.

All the knitting is done. Just waiting for ends woven in and a wash and light block. So big I’m not sure how I will wear it, but the yarn is all virtually used up. Only a few yards of each left. Hurray. Mission accomplished. Photos coming soon.

Two stripe section was according to pattern.

I continued the three stripe section until all stitches were eaten by the short rows--i.e. the short row wasn’t short any more! I still had quite a bit of yarn left over so I am now doing solid bands. I started with a 5 ridge blue band, then an 8 ridge green band (because I wanted to see how the green looked as a solid), then back to the 5 ridges of blue. It will end with a solid band of brown (13 ridges if I go for Fibonacci sizing on the stripes). This thing is going to be HUGE!

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100% Merino
265 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: October 8, 2015
  • Finished: December 4, 2015
  • Updated: December 18, 2015
  • Progress updates: 4 updates