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34. Nordic Wind Lopi shawl

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Finished
July 25 2015
July 31 2015
Project info
34. Nordic Wind Lopi shawl
Nordic Wind by cabinfour
Knitting
donate as a fund raiser
Needles & yarn
US 9 - 5.5 mm
436 yards = 4 skeins
Ístex Álafoss Lopi
1 skein = 109.0 yards (99.7 meters), 100 grams
163
5370
Purple
Ístex Álafoss Lopi
1 skein = 109.0 yards (99.7 meters), 100 grams
8215
Ístex Álafoss Lopi
1 skein = 109.0 yards (99.7 meters), 100 grams
56
7763
Gray
Ístex Álafoss Lopi
1 skein = 109.0 yards (99.7 meters), 100 grams
54
7124
White
Notes

This is knitting up very quickly.

PATTERN: Easy as can be and well written. I found this a nice easy knit but not boring at all.

YARN: First time knitting with Lopi and enjoy it far more than I thought I might. Plus I’m already thinking of what else I can knit using this yarn. I absolutely love the greys and the white-greys. … another note since washing and blocking: The yarn definitely loosens up and softens after a wash. Not nearly as rough as when I was knitting.

Inspired by jomiel’s colours

NEEDLES: Used my platina needles and they were ideal with the Lopi -- the yarn slipped easily so it worked up quickly and without effort.

Used this simple stretchy bind off and it has a lovely neat finish for this type of shawl.

GENERAL: I wish I had used a dark grey at the top instead of the purple but still happy with the second colour (orchid) before the 2 greys. I’m going to make another at some point but it will be all greys and a white.

I really like the end result.
Donated as a silent auction item for a local charity (Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs -- rescue dogs trained and paired with soldiers with PTSD).

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Finished
July 25 2015
July 31 2015
 
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by Ístex
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100% Wool
109 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: August 16, 2014
  • Project created: July 25, 2015
  • Finished: August 1, 2015
  • Updated: December 9, 2015
  • Progress updates: 6 updates