Friday 12 April 2013

Rubbish Photos of a Glorious FO

This is another post filled with rubbish photos.  I don't care, however, because I LOVE this FO.  It's simple and beautiful and soft and warm.  It is all that a finished object should be!  The FO of which I speak is the second project from my Challenge To Myself.  I showed you the yarn in March.  I finally settled on knitting the "Wriggly Edge Shawl" that came free when I bought some Kidsilk Haze.  I have no idea who wrote the pattern, I just know I love it.

Wiggly Edged Scarf 01

This shawl is like wearing a warm and fluffy cloud around my neck.  It is gorgeously soft.  This is the first time I've worn Debbie Bliss Angel next to my skin and it is much less itchy than Rowan Kidsilk Haze.  It has the same composition of 70% mohair and 30% silk, so it is just as warm and light, but it just feels a little bit more soft.  I imagine it's something to do with where they source their mohair from and how it is spun.

Wiggly Edged Scarf 05

The shawl was knit from the bottom up and I cast off using Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off (my preferred stretchy bind off).  This meant the top edge of the shawl (the one next to my neck) was beautifully stretchy and soft.  I am definitely keeping this shawl for myself because I love it.  I simply don't want to give it to anyone else.

Wiggly Edged Scarf 04

The shawl is very wide and shallow and has picot edging.  The yarn is held double, which makes it even warmer than if it was a single strand.  You can see quite clearly how the silk takes the dye differently to the mohair and gives a lighter coloured core to the yarn, whilst the halo is more saturated in colour.

Wiggly Edged Scarf 03

This was a really quick knit, it took 2 days.  This was mainly because of the simplicity of the project and the 8mm needles, but it was also because it was incredibly addictive to knit.

I have already started my next CTM project, but I'll tell you about that another time.  To see some (probably) better photos than mine, click on the button!

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