August 24, 2015
July 7, 2017


Project info
Playground Shawl by Justyna Lorkowska
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
Needles & yarn
530 yards
Alexandra's Crafts Silver Creek Shibori
Fingering (14 wpi)
1 skein = 400.0 yards (365.8 meters)
Frog Tree Alpaca Sportweight
none left in stash
1 skein = 130.0 yards (118.9 meters), 50 grams
Eileen's Treasures in Pismo Beach, California
September 14, 2014

I needed recess from a fingering weight, long-sleeved, hip length sweater in cotton and linen! This is it! I’m using two yarns that I didn’t know what to do with and hadn’t before thought of using together. Playing with the striping since I have about a 3:1 ratio of the merino/tencel to the alpaca. A few false starts for swatching and now I am moving along.

This was in hibernation for all of 2016 and almost half of 2017. I picked it back up to take to Black Sheep Gathering 2017 and got back into the rhythm of it. I don’t really care for the lace mesh parts. I think my yarn and needle combo has made for lots of lost stitches as I SSK. Slippery yarn and slippery needles. Instead of slipping, they just slipped off and then I couldn’t easily pick them up and put them right again with the double sided lace mesh. I’m keeping the mesh sections the same size and increasing the garter sections as I go along. That will help me keep working on this and not avoid it again! At least I hope so…


Bound off today and it is now blocking! It looks great. I blocked the points between the mesh and the garter. I’m not sure if it was supposed to have different shaped edges for the two different sections, but mine did, so I blocked it to exaggerate it and I like the shape.

The blue-gray yarn bled like crazy. I used some Synthrapol to pull the dye out and keep it from dyeing onto the coral. I think it worked well. Can’t really tell until it’s dry.

Used all but 2 oz. of the variegated skein and all but 4 oz. most of the alpaca. Essentially GONE from the stash! :-)

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by Frog Tree
100% Alpaca
130 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: August 26, 2015
  • Finished: July 8, 2017
  • Updated: February 26, 2018
  • Progress updates: 3 updates