Friday, January 4, 2019

Close to You Shawl

This is not my first go at the Close to You shawl. I made one last year, too.
I've been working on this shawl for what seems like forever. I decided I wanted to repeat the edge as the bind-off, so it has been slow going. I miscalculated the amount of yarn I would need to finish the edging, so I had to add in another yarn to finish it up. I even ended up playing yarn chicken a second time. I had about two yards of the black leftover, so I was cutting it pretty close.
Bound off and ready for blocking.
Wet blocking is slow when winter comes because it just isn't as warm in my studio. Letting it sit for about 24 hours got it done, though.
Look at the lacy edging opened up!
Pattern: Close To You, free pattern available on Ravelry

Details about the red yarn can be found in this post from earlier in the year. The yarn is from Tempting Ewe.
Details about the black yarn can be found in this post from last year. The yarn is from Dancing Leaf Farm.

Tools (affiliate links):
Needles: Knitter's Pride 4/3.5mm Dreamz Fixed Circular Needles, 32"
Blocking mats: Balance From Puzzle Exercise Mat with EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles
Blocking wires: Knit Picks Lace Blocking Wires & T-Pins
Knit blockers: Knitter's Pride Knit Blockers & Pin Kit

1 comment:

  1. SO pretty. I wish you lived closer so you could teach me the pattern.

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