January 2, 2012
February 1, 2012


Project info
Nautilina by Melinda VerMeer
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
Needles & yarn
Tour de Fleece '11

2/6 - I’m very happy with this. It’s such an interesting shape, and the yarn is perfect for it. Blocking was actually relatively easy and fun. Especially pulling out the blocking wires at the end.

2/1 - Almost made it in January. The final garter section eats up a lot of yarn. I thought I had plenty but ran out with about 20 stitches of bind-off -- rather than unknit 2 rows and bind off a row earlier, I unplied a few feet at the end of my yarn and used a single ply for the last stitches. Total yarn used = 450 yards. I’m going to go back and use the tiny little scraps to strengthen some of the weak stitches as I sew in the ends. I’ll need to block it still, which looks a bit tricky.

1/25 - I’ve now started the 3rd section with the starfish-y looking wedges. Maybe about 75% done.

1/7/12 - The rows are getting longer! About 170 stitches on the needles and 8-9 inches on the straight edge. Need to get to 12 if my yarn holds out before starting the 3rd section. Melinda recommends beginning the 3rd section when you have used about 1/3 of your total yarn.

After a disastrous incident with yarn barf in my 1st shawl of 2012, I decided to start this one with some barely dry handspun. This is Butterfly Girl Designs “seashell” which I spun into singles during the Tour de Fleece 2011, but just recently plied. 40% merino, 40% bamboo, 10% tussah silk, 10% nylon firestar, less than 1% angelina (polyester). About 450 yards.

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  • Project created: January 3, 2012
  • Finished: February 1, 2012
  • Updated: May 29, 2012