May 12 - All done! Blocked to 76” x 18” she’s a beauty. Cannot wait to wear on chilly spring evenings!
May 12 - about two-thirds of the way through weaving in the endless ends. Because I was worried about running out of yarn, I left very short ends (less than 2”) when casting on and finishing each motif so using this gadget is much faster than using a darning needle.
Also, I’ve updated how many skeins of each colour I used.
May 8 - finished! Now all that’s left is weaving in a billion ends and then blocking. I absolutely love this shawl.
This is working up so blinkin’ fast! Super fun to knit and this yarn is wonderful.
I don’t have enough yardage to replicate the pattern exactly - I’m going to have to monkey with the colour gradation a little. Each “wave” uses 14.25 yards of yarn (as opposed to about 11 yards per wave if you use the called-for fingering yarn). I might get away with it if I use a 3.0 mm needle, but the fabric is a little firm. I like the softness that results with a 4.0 mm instead.
To get around my yardage limitations, I’ve decided to follow the following colour sequence (starting from the bottom edge), instead of the strictly light-to-dark called for in the pattern:
This will still leave me with 3 skeins of the lilac (Palma) that I already have in my stash.