Friday, October 3, 2014

How Did That Happen?

How did I finish another knitting project?  I guess I'm on a roll!  I have another project that won't be on the needles long either.  This is the Follow Your Arrow shawl.  I joined the KAL, got within 8 rows of finishing (on time no less!) and put the project down.  It was my first KAL and while I normally don't knit on a deadline, I felt the weekly requirements were attainable.   I'd definitely do one again.   It was fun waking up to see what next on Monday morning before work and then coming home that evening to look at other knitters progress and decide which clue I was going to knit.
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Ysolda Teague, Designer
Clues Chosen:  BABBA (I think!)
MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light, Venetian colorway
US 6 Needle

I made just one tiny change.  See those stockinette triangles?  They were charted as garter.
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If you're not familiar with this pattern, it's kind of like the books "Choose Your Own Adventure" where you make choices along the way and it affects the outcome of the finished shawl.  I chose the options that would give me a symmetrical shawl.  Fun though and lots of options from one pattern!
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See the arrows?
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It was a fun knit and it showed me how rusty my chart reading skills were!    The color of the yarn in real life is deeper/darker but still very beautiful!  I'm keeping this one for me!  

31 comments:

carol fun said...

What a gorgeous shawl! Beautiful pattern beautiful yarn -- bravo!

Blu said...

So beautiful!

Barb said...

Just beautiful!

Vickie said...

Superb! Love that color. Oh yes, I would keep it for me too! :)

ruthsplace said...

It's fabulous, and you've provided the best explanation of the pattern that I've seen.

ruthsplace said...

It's fabulous, and you've provided the best explanation of the pattern that I've seen.

ruthsplace said...

It's fabulous, and you've provided the best explanation of the pattern that I've seen.

Mary said...

Beautiful shawl, pattern sounds interesting making choices.

Ramona said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful. Love the color!

Margaret said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous! I love how it turned out! Hooray for a finish!

Tammy said...

What a beautiful shawl and a gorgeous color for the fall/winter. You are so dog gone talented!! Hugs!

Candace said...

Wow - very stunning, Jackie!
Cheers!

Michele said...

Love it! And the perfect day to use it!

Annie said...

Such a luscious color and beautiful knitting! The KAL seems like a great way to hold your interest on a project like this. Got a little chilly here the past couple of days.. a great time for a shawl like that in this area.

Liana said...

What a beautiful shawl! I love it. Absolutely adore the intricate design as well as the color. Great job!

Carol said...

You really are on a roll, Jackie--and a beautiful one!! I just love the color and design of this latest creation :)

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a beautiful shawl! So intricate and lovely. Happy to hear you are keeping this for yourself - ENJOY!

Marjo said...

You do such beautiful work.Lovely design and color

Sally said...

Oh wow I love your shawl! It is stunning Jackie.

Andrea said...

A beautiful shawl and I love the colour.

yarnjourney said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the color and the stitch patterns you chose. Congrats on the finish :)

valerie said...

Beautiful shawl, Jackie! I just love the color and the design!

Melanie said...

It's beautiful!! :)

Brigitte said...

Oh, wow, gorgeous! A beautifully knitted shawl, and a wonderful colour. And you describe perfectly well the pleasures of stitching/knitting something together. I also love doing SALs, they motivate me.

Karoline said...

Gorgeous shawl, congratulations

Krafty Connie said...

This is gorgeous, Jackie!

Krispian said...

The shawl is amazing. I am very impressed. A lot of time and effort has gone into making it.

Devon said...

Wow Jackie that is beautiful love the color.

Mdm Samm said...

this is stunning and I am sure the talent of your lovely needles brings it to my life again and again..the pattern is divine..

Angela P said...

I missed this when you first posted it Jackie. It's beautiful, I love the yarn :) Can I ask how many skeins you used? I want to knit a shawl with Madeline Tosh but I don't know whether to buy one or two skeins.

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful shawl, what a lovely colour.