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Charming Color Affection
Color Affection by Veera Välimäki
Gift or me
15.5" x 91" (unblocked)
Needle and yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Knit Picks Palette
237.9 yards, 51 grams 1.03 skeins = 237.9 yards (217.6m)
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December 2012
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231 yards, 50 grams 1 skein = 231.0 yards (211.2m)
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December 2012
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323.4 yards, 70 grams 1.4 skeins = 323.4 yards (295.7m)
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I mistakenly knit this using the wrong needle size, so the shawl came out a bit smaller than indicated for the fingering weight dimensions.

I’m glad, though, because I’m short (5’1” with short arms) and it came out a really nice size for me.

I got a bit sick of knitting garter stitch, but the pattern is wonderful and it was easy to follow. It’s a very creative and lovely design.

My gauge with US 5 needles was:

18 sts and 36 rows = 4”

I only used 54 g for CC2, 50 g for CC1 and 70 g for MC.

I also used the (k1, k1, knit both sts through the back loop, repeat from to ) for the bind off. It’s very elastic and I loved it.

I was a little sad at how tight the top of the shawl is. This is the edge that is on the right side as you’re knitting the shawl. I tried to knit that first stitch very loosely, but it’s still pretty tight.

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December 31 2012
July 7 2013
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Color Affection
by Veera Välimäki
from Rain Knitwear Designs
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Fingering / 4 ply
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231 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: October 4, 2011
  • Updated: July 7, 2013