Monday, September 16, 2013

Knitting FO: The Summer of... Shawl

Project: The Summer Of... Sweet Corn and Mountain Air
Pattern: the summer of... MKAL
My Ravelry project page
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in Seafaring and Tranquil
This pretty shawl was a mystery knit-along, one of my favorite things! You know what type of knitted item you're making, but have no idea what the finished product will look like. A piece of the pattern is released each week, and you can follow along with other knitters' progress and see how their projects are shaping up as the pattern grows.
I named my shawl "The Summer of Sweet Corn and Mountain Air." Good, reasonably priced sweet corn is hard to come by in Hawaii, but it's ever-present in the summer in Ohio and I definitely ate my fill. We even went to the Sweet Corn Festival our town put on in August.
The mountain air part represents our amazing trip to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. I had every intent to knit work on the shawl while we were on vacation (the last clue came out the day we arrived) but I didn't knit a single stitch! Still, it made the journey with us and spent a week of its life in a cabin in the mountains.
I'm really pleased with the end result. That lace border is just stunning! I doubt I'll wear it much as a shawl but more like a triangular neck scarf, as in the third picture. The weather is getting chillier by the day and soon it'll be time to layer on knitted goodies for a little extra warmth!

1 comment:

  1. Love the colors! The edges are very pretty, almost lace like.


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