Today I would like to provide the ultimate, irrefutable proof that I can bend time: In the middle of all this resin madness, I have an FO to share.
I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing about resin ;) so here is my latest knitting adventure–the Jackson Square shawl by Beth Kling. I’ve knitted 2 Henslow’s so far, and I’m a huge fan of her designs so when I saw Jackson Square I bought the pattern instantly.
Jackson Square is a nice combo of ‘mindless’ knitting for the body and ‘don’t talk to me’ knitting for the border. I confess, I found the lace very challenging and could only work on it when I was alone. My Goodreader app was invaluable, allowing me to highlight each row as I was working on it and keep track of where I was. My only beef at the end was my picot cast off which looks quite ragged, but I’m sure I can block that out.
The yarn is Indigodragonfly’s “People are particularly stupid today. I cannot speak to any more of them“. I bought it just for the name, but it’s a lovely, dusty blueish colour that lent itself to this pattern perfectly. The stitch definition is just the thing for those vertical ridges. I know I shot all BW for this FO – but here is a colour pic so you can appreciate it.
I would definitely knit another. The pattern was inspired by cast iron fences and that definitely came through in the gorgeous construction. The shawl curls a lot at the ends into a lovely spiral that actually lends itself perfectly to sitting on your shoulders or wrapping around your neck without the feeling that something is needed to hold it there. Just in time for cooler weather!
And a word to the wise – swatch for this shawl first. I cast of with 4 inches to spare. No kidding. I was sweating bullets! Ravelry page here.