Getting better

I can finally show you my bike trip knitting. I figured a shawl would be good knitting for a trip, fairly easy especially since I didn’t get to the lace before I got back home.

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It’s Misty Meadow designed by Cindy Garland.

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The yarn is Malabrigo Yarn Sock, color Tiziano Red and Velvet Grapes.

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I just love how the colors work together. They are the same tone but still contrast each other and work perfect during the most shawl-used seasons – fall and winter. It’s simply a very elegant shawl but then again it’s made for a very elegant woman so that’s perfect.

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Since I’ve done another one of these before it was very easy to memorize the lace pattern. I really enjoyed everything about this project. The yarn is wonderful to work with, the colors matched, the needles were a pleasure to hold and everything was ju working out perfectly.

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That lace is really clever. I like how it’s different and that it’s made from one side of the shawl to the other making a lace edge.

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I didn’t modify the shawl one bit except I made back-loop increases instead of kfb (knit in front and back) increases to try to make the upper edge stretchy enough. I really was trying not to get a shawlette this time.

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The shawl hanged graciously on a rope at the playground during the entire time I was photographing it and just by the time I was done the wind caught it and it fell on the gravel. It even lied on the ground graciously.

The best part of it all though?

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It’s bigger than my first Misty Meadow! That means that my goal to stop making shawlettes is one step closer.