Wednesday, March 7, 2012

FO: My First Shawl.

I've had this off the needles since the 26th of February, but like I mentioned in an earlier post, I had no one to take pictures of me wearing it. Well, I still haven't, but I really wanted to post this shawl, so I give you Myspace-esque self portraits.

This was my very first shawl. I never had an interest in them before because they seemed a bit too old for me. I saw this pattern though for a small, long shawl and figured I could wear it like a scarf. I had some sock yarn from Another Crafty Girl that I really thought was too pretty to hide as socks in my boots (it sparkles).

Pattern: Dragonfly Wings by Boo Knits (free Ravelry download)
Yarn: Another Crafty Girl Twinkle Sock in the colorway "Galaxy"
Needles: US 7, 8, 9, and 10

Pattern thoughts: This project was a very fun pattern to knit. It's very simple, and even though I didn't intend to find an easy pattern, this would be a very good first shawl pattern for someone who's a bit afraid of venturing into the world of lace. The shape is very modern and wears very well as a scarf. I was actually sad when I was finished knitting this because I enjoyed it so much. I think a lot of that had to do with the yarn, actually. It was so incredibly fun to work with. I'll definitely be ordering from Another Crafty Girl again.

On a related note, this pattern ended up taking less yarn than expected. From my 100 gram skein, I have 40-something grams left over. It's so pretty and I must use it, so I think I might find a 50 gram ball of another sock yarn that would go with it and alternate colors on a pair of socks.