Thursday, 6 September 2012

Color Affection is done!

Back in June we highlighted a shawl called Color Affection - it was (and still is) a hot favourite on Ravelry.

Given that it ticked a few boxes for me - a laceweight project to use our Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace, crescent shawl shape and easy - I cast on...

After a couple of months knitting (I was making several other things in between!) it is now complete and its lovely...

 

The stripes in garter stitch are so simple but very effective and I find it quicker to knit stripes...

The short rows keep the shawl interesting... just as you think you're tiring of the garter stitch, the pattern changes to introduce a third colour and some short rows.

Its great sofa knitting and despite the large number of stitches and the apparent monotony of knitting every row it does grow quite nicely and it didn't feel never ending at all (well maybe when the short rows weren't so short anymore!)

I don't think I'd like to knit it to a deadline but rather keep it as a sofa project - something to dip into or focus on when time allowed.

 

I've already picked out my next garter stitch stripy laceweight scarf... Scalene by Carina Spencer

photo: Carina Spencer

This time in navy and white Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace...