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Color Affection
Color Affection by Veera Välimäki
Needle and yarn
Isager Strik Alpaca 2
189 yards, 35 grams 0.7 skeins = 189.0 yards (172.8m)
Isager Strik Alpaca 2
270 yards, 50 grams 1 skein = 270.0 yards (246.9m)
Isager Strik Alpaca 2
172.8 yards, 32 grams 0.64 skeins = 172.8 yards (158.0m)

I used light blue as my MC, gray for CC1, and orange for CC2. My shawl is a little smaller than the pattern instructs, as I was only able to do 6 repeats of Section 3 before running out of the MC.

I did a YO between the 1st and 2nd stitch of each row as many other knitters have suggested. I also used removable stitch markers 5 stitches in from each end. This helped me keep up with when it was time to do a row with 4 increases instead of 2. Once I had increased enough to have the stitch markers end up being 10 stitches from the end, I knew it was time to move them again and do another row with double the increases. And for anyone else who overthinks things and confuses themselves like I do, on Section 3 when you are doing short rows, each successive short row takes up a total of 4 more stitches than the one before.

This was a pleasure to knit, as it was a relaxing and mindful knit (not mindless). I already have yarn picked out for another one (or two).

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March 28 2012
April 22 2012
About this pattern
Color Affection
by Veera Välimäki
from Rain Knitwear Designs
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About this yarn
Alpaca 2
by Isager Strik
Fingering / 4 ply
50% Alpaca, 50% Merino
270 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: March 28, 2012
  • Finished: April 22, 2012
  • Updated: April 27, 2012