Southwold in the Desert *Test knit*
June 30, 2013
August 21, 2013

Southwold in the Desert *Test knit*

Project info
Southwold in the Snow winter shawl by Debbie Orr
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
thatdebbieorr on ravelry
One size
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
735 yards = 1.32 skeins
Skein Queen Voluptuous Skinny
0.7 skeins = 509.6 yards (466.0 meters), 140 grams
Skein Queen Voluptuous Skinny
0.19 skeins = 69.2 yards (63.2 meters), 19 grams
Skein Queen Voluptuous Skinny
0.43 skeins = 156.5 yards (143.1 meters), 43 grams

Test knit for Her Majesty Skein Queen.

Absolutely loved knitting this shawl.
First time I ever made a shawl with proper wool. It’s huge after blocking, just the way I like a shawl.

If the company’s annual staff trip to Budapest goes through, I am definitely packing this.

Best bits:
The Fancy Garter Ridge section is so much fun to make and even better after seeing how the texture blends so well with the rest of the shawl.

Almost mindless knitting, just keep an eye on which row/repeat you’re on which is not that hard because you can easily read your work anyway.

Challenging bits:
The picot edging. I am not ashamed to say I cringed a bit at that, but because I have knitted a beautiful shawl already, why stop then and ruin it by knitting a plain, boring edging?

If you’re not a picot lover like me, slap yourself right now and do it. It’s worth every stitch. I promise.

Colour A - 60g out of 200g
Colour B - 81g out of 100g
Colour C - 57g out of 100g

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by Skein Queen
80% Exmoor Horn, 20% Falkland
728 yards / 200 grams

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  • Project created: July 7, 2013
  • Finished: August 22, 2013
  • Updated: October 25, 2015
  • Progress updates: 4 updates