Handspun HappyHippy Shawl
May 2012
September 2012

Handspun HappyHippy Shawl

Project info
Hippy Hippy Shawl by Gabrielle Vézina
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Gather - Downtown Knits
DK (11 wpi)
1 skein = 294.0 yards (268.8 meters), 112 grams
Downtown Knits in Apex, North Carolina
June 8, 2012
Jazzturtle Creations Sparkly Batts
Jazzturtle Creations WildPlied
1 skein = 250.0 yards (228.6 meters), 200 grams

Spun compost batts from Hobbledehoy (around 6-7oz) DK weight and plied with a black lurex/rayon thread.

Bought the component yarn- a variegated solid teal from Downtown Knits, dyed by my friends :) Going up to size 8 needles since my yarn is a bit bulkier than the pattern calls for.

6/4/12 Shawl is going well. Pattern is VERY easy to remember.. even for a beginner and it’s a great way to learn increases!

6/30/12 Carried it with me all over Amsterdam and knit a row whenever I had a chance.. at the airport, on the plane, at the pub on the train.. LOL!! I will not eat green eggs and ham…. LOL!!

7/6/12 I’m over a quarter of the way done with the repeats.. now that I’m home it’ll take the backburner while I get ready for Yarnival and Stitches Midwest, but I will knit on the plane to Cali and to Chicago.. I hope to have it done by Oct.. when I could actually wear it here in NC!

7/24/12 Home from California. I knit and relaxed on my friend Lexi’s porch pluckyfluff for a wonderful day after the festival.
HOWEVER.. I did learn, thanks to also hanging out on the porch with amazing knitter Vithard that I purl incorrectly (who knew? I taught myself…) and my purl stitch is twisted. We did decide it looked cool though (Well.. he decided before I ripped it all out in despair, and I trust his opinion as what he knits is amazing.. ) and I will continue the rest of the shawl in my “new” Twisted Purl Stitch..
I also promised to knit 2 rows (one repeat) every day.. I will like it…

Finished the main body. Vithard taught me the stitches pattern for the border, so I’m going to start that tonight. Plan on adding a few more rows

9/4- DONE and Blocking! I love it! I added 2 more rows to the yarn b section, then did another 4 rows with yarn 4 and then cast off.

More photos coming soon!

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45% Merino, 40% Other, 10% Rayon from Bamboo, 5% Metallic
100 grams

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  • Project created: June 8, 2012
  • Finished: September 4, 2012
  • Updated: October 4, 2012
  • Progress updates: 5 updates