Ripening Lagoon
December 6, 2011
December 16, 2011

Ripening Lagoon

Project info
Ripen by Meghan Jackson
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
Aunt Nita's 75th Birthday
50-inches wide. Did 3.5 increase/decrease body repeats; 3 body repeats
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Fleece Artist Somoko
0 yards in stash
0.95 skeins = 337.3 yards (308.4 meters), 109 grams

Overall Notes:
My goal was to finish this shawlette in a week. The knitting part was done on the 8th day; washing, blocking, and drying took awhile. This pattern was fun, but required concentration because of the lace pattern alternating between stockinette and reverse stockinette.

Not too crazy about the Somoko since it felt stiff while working with it -- similar to working with linen. I also am not happy about the dye fading during the wet blocking part. Not as bad as other yarns, but the first two photos of the final shawl reflect a huge difference before being washed.

If I make this again (which I most likely will) I would use at least 50% more yarn than stated in the pattern’s requirements. Mine blocked to 50-inches and it is definitely a shawlette.

Needle Info
So excited to be using ChiaoGoo Red Lace needles for the first time! These needles are AMAZING and perfect for this project.*

Ripen is a fun and challenging knit. Because the lace patterns are in reverse stockinette to the main stockinette body, this shawl is definitely a “pay attention” to pattern not for TV or mindless group knitting, hence why I rated it as such.

Yarn Used
I actually have 114g in this Somoko cake. No worries, because to ensure I have enough yarn, I will be doing 4 Body Increases/Decreases and 5 Body repeats instead. The shawl will be slightly narrower. Looks like I will be doing some intense blocking!

What I have done so far
12/06/2011 - Cast on and knit up to row 26 in Increase chart for 2 hours. Knit up to row 14 of Body Increase 2.
12/07/2011 - Knit up to row 4 in Body Increase 4.
12/08/2011 - Finished Body Increase 4 and Main Body 1.
12/09/2011 - Finished Main Body 2.
12/10/2011 - Finished Main Body 3.
12/11/2011 - Finished Body Decrease 1.

Weight measurements
Before CO - 114g
After Setup and Edging Increase - 106g left
After Body Increase 1 - 101g left
After Body Increase 2 - 94g left
After Body Increase 3 - 85g left
After Body Increase 3-1/2 - 80g left
After Body Increase 4 - 76g left
After Main Body 1 - 66g left

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About this yarn
by Fleece Artist
65% Merino, 20% Mohair, 10% Nylon, 5% Silk
383 yards / 115 grams

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  • Project created: December 7, 2011
  • Finished: December 18, 2011
  • Updated: January 17, 2012
  • Progress updates: 4 updates