Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Second February FO
Hey everyone! I hope you're all having a good, and productive, week.
May I introduce my latest FO, a Japanese Feather and Fan shawl.
For: My Grandmother
When: Christmas '08! It feels amazing to have this great of a present done already.
Pattern: Japanese Feather and Fan shawl, found as a free pattern on Ravelry. I really loved this pattern, and am so glad I found it. It was fairly easy to follow (just the charts, but I've done quite a bit of lace before, so it was no problem) and the end product is so lovely. Blocking it out, as usual, was so much fun.
Yarn: 2.5 skeins of Knitpicks Palette that I had leftover in my stash. I found myself sitting at the computer one night with a ball of sock yarn, going "what am I going to do with this?" Well, this is what I did.
Needles: US size 3 (3.25mm) circulars.
Mods: I cast off using a crochet bind off, in a contrasting color of Knitpicks Palette. I barely had enough yarn to finish (but i was stashbusting, so it worked out quite well), and didn't have enough to cast off! I like the contrasting color though, it adds a bit of a shock, in a good way.
This took me about 4 days from start to finish, but I worked on it like a madwoman. Each row took such a long time, that on the purl rows I would read for school, and on the knit rows I would just listen to music. Alternating between about 10 minutes of purling/reading and knitting/relaxing made the time go by very quickly. It was quite enjoyable!
All in all, I am quite pleased with this project. And I can't even begin to describe how excited I am to be done with a Christmas present already!
More details on my blog
And on Ravelry