Please bear with me whilst I take care of the knitting bug that has struck as Winter has descended upon us; and just like the Winter season it is bound not to last too long. And so, another finished knit:
Pattern by Kristen Kapur
This shawl/scarf is Cladonia by Kristen Kapur from Through the Loops Designs. You can find the Ravelry details here. Again, this looks so much more complicated than what it actually is and I can recommend this project for a beginner lace knitter. Careful reading of the pattern is required as well as ensuring you don't lose any of the stitch-markers ~ ask me how I know!
The yarn is Madelinetosh Merino Light in the colorway Clover (top) and Grasshopper (bottom). When it comes to choosing yarn I am still very much at a stage of using the same or similar colors that I have come across in projects featured on Ravelry, and then the challenge becomes sourcing those colors. I am much braver when it comes to choosing fabric/colors!
A word about blocking: I wet block my knitting projects (soak finished knitting project in a small bucket with warm water for an hour or so - gently squeeze out water - wrap in towel and squeeze a little more - and then pin it to the carpet in a warm part of the house). I use blocking wires which makes this process a little easier. Blocking totally TRANSFORMS my uneven stitches and yarn over holes to what looks like a perfect and even knit.
Knitting is what I do in my "spare time", like when I need a break from trimming hundreds of Half Square Triangles, and I take it with me when I head out and about. What I really need now is more hours in the day.
See more of this project on Ravelry: here: Cladonia
Have a great weekend,