I have missed knitting this year! I love to knit and because it is a more portable craft than machine sewing I tend to knit when I am out and about, traveling and also when taking time out on the couch. But it seems that this year I have spent little time with the sticks.
So today I am finally introducing my first finished knit for 2013 - Daybreak II (my second Daybreak Shawl).
Daybreak by Stephen West
Madelinetosh Merino Light in Antler
Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in Tropical Fish
Daybreak by Stephen West is an enjoyable straight forward knitting pattern, suitable for beginner knitters with some experience. Thankfully it is also the kind of project that you can easily pick up after a short hiatus.
This project was cast on early in the year and I finished knitting it in September. I have used Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball yarn (a long repeat, self-striping, fingering weight yarn) alternated with a solid yarn. The self-striping yarn was a delight to work and when I did find time to sit down and knit I am sure my fingers and hands moved faster just to see the colors and knitted fabric change with every new row.
This shawl is wrapped and ready for Christmas gift giving; handmade Christmas gifts are special and I know already that this shawl will be much appreciated and worn often.