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Spring Shawl

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March 27 2014
April 8 2014
Project info
Spring Shawl
Mizutama Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
One Size
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
0.9 skeins = 378.0 yards (345.6 meters)
EweKnit in Toronto, Ontario
March 26, 2014

I doing a mini-KAL with Sara (moonkun) and Andrea (StitchParade)… Will write more about this at

Apparently, this yarn (in its most recent version) has 420 yards in 100 grams…

April 6, 2014: I’ve used 45 grams (252 yards) about 45% of the way there…

April 8,2014: Having finished this I have a few thoughts about the yarn and the pattern…

Tosh Merino Light was VERY splitty - very tricky to work with lace. I don’t love single-ply yarn. Mind you, the colour is gorgeous and the fabric is strong - while it feels very delicate.

This shawl is not difficult but lace work, even lace work, is SO finicky. Can’t say I enjoyed knitting it, but that doesn’t mean I won’t enjoy wearing it.

Wet blocking and using blocking wires and pins are de rigeur once you finish, in order to get that crisp triangle shape….


I should totally give this away because a) I do not like the yarn and wouldn’t want to knit with it again EVER. I also really don’t like the shawl. I don’t wear triangle shawls and this one is too small to be of much use.

I really didn’t enjoy making this and I am reminded of this every time I look at this garment so it’s just not for me.


Gave to Sandra K. Looks good on her!

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  • Originally queued: October 2, 2013
  • Project created: March 26, 2014
  • Finished: April 8, 2014
  • Updated: May 7, 2017
  • Progress updates: 5 updates