Magical Realism
Finished
July 11, 2019
November 8, 2019

Magical Realism

Project info
Magical Thinking by Casapinka
Knitting
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
Self
S/M
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
657 yards
Hedgehog Fibres Sock
197 yards in stash
0.55 skeins = 240.6 yards (220.0 meters), 55 grams
None
Red
Warm 'n Fuzzy in Cary, North Carolina
April 27, 2019
Long Dog Yarn Sock
188 yards in stash
0.53 skeins = 212.0 yards (193.9 meters), 53 grams
None
Pink
Warm 'n Fuzzy in Cary, North Carolina
April 27, 2019
Walk Collection Tough Sock
260 yards in stash
0.44 skeins = 204.5 yards (187.0 meters), 44 grams
None
Pink
Warm 'n Fuzzy in Cary, North Carolina
April 27, 2019
Notes

Let me be blunt: I did not love working on this shawl.

I’m not entirely sure why, considering that I very much enjoyed working on its predecessor, Juniper.

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the pattern per se, though there seemed to be a lack of consistency to when the first stitch of the round was slipped, and the explanation of the increase rounds felt inelegant. But neither of these things made it difficult to complete the pattern.

By and large, I think it was a result of the piece becoming somewhat unwieldy to carry around, with many ends to weave in, and the change in textures simply didn’t capture my fancy the way other patterns have.

Despite a near utter lack of joy throughout the process, as soon the thing was blocked and on my shoulders, I knew I’d want to keep wearing it. I love the combination of colors, and having a shawl that won’t come unwrapped when I bend to wash my hands or tie my shoes is one of life’s simple pleasures.

Progress
7/11/2019 – Cast on.

10/20/2019 – Bind off.

11/8/2019 – Weave in ends.

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Finished
July 11, 2019
November 8, 2019
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by Hedgehog Fibres
Fingering
90% Merino, 10% Nylon
437 yards / 100 grams

46555 projects

stashed 62817 times

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by Walk Collection
Light Fingering
75% Merino, 25% Nylon
465 yards / 100 grams

769 projects

stashed 976 times

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by Long Dog Yarn
Fingering
80% Merino, 20% Nylon
400 yards / 100 grams

1203 projects

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  • Project created: February 17, 2020
  • Finished: February 17, 2020
  • Updated: May 21, 2020