Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Perfect fall shawl

It was one of those patterns that as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to make it! The Terra shawl by Jarod Flood is simple but elegant, and while I love light lacey shawls, I also love warm worsted weight ones. Half my battle was finding a yarn that would be perfect, since at the moment the Brooklyn Tweed yarn is a bit out of my price range. Then, Knit Picks released their Wool of the Andes Tweed! It was ment to be.

I have some of Knit Picks City Tweed which is really soft, so I expected the new WotA Tweed to be a bit scratchy, boy was I wrong! When I pulled it out of the bag it was so buttery soft, and as I knitted with it it was a dream! I can't wait to make other projects with it!

The shawl worked up pretty quick and it was pretty simple. I always like to learn something new with a pattern, and at first I didn't think there was anything new for me, but it called for Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind off, which I had never done before. It took a little longer than a normal BO, but it's really stretchy and something I'll definitely use in the future.

I wore it to my knitting group last night and got lots of compliments and and it kept me nice and warm for the cool evening. It's the perfect fall accessory, and my new favorite!

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