to the days when I just started knitting and I thought that an unblocked shawl on top of a staple of moving boxes made for good project photos. Ahh...those were the days, weren't it?
|Well hello old student house and moving memories!|
Designer: Jared Flood
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted
Soundtrack: Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
The pattern is Terra by Jared Flood which was exactly what I was looking for in a replacement shawl. I thoroughly enjoyed knitting this shawl and might make it again in a different colour. I was a bit bummed that the lace bit was only charted and not written out. I'm not sure why that is, as in my experience most independent designers both chart their lace patterns and write them out. In any case, for this pattern it was not really a problem for me personally, as the lace is easy, but I do wonder if Brooklyn Tweed doesn't miss a bit of a market here since there is quite a number of knitters out there that only work with written out patterns and refuse to touch anything with a chart.
I ran out of yarn, even though I did buy more than was specified in the pattern, so I skipped a bit of the lace chart. I was not super bothered by this, as my shawl was already more than large enough, so I decided against buying another skein of yarn to finish it according to the instructions. In case you do want to make this shawl in full, be aware that you need more yarn than specified in the pattern.
I'm really happy with the outcome of this shawl. The colour, size and thickness of the shawl is exactly what I wanted and it will make a suitable replacement for my poor old tattered shawl.
Looking forward to be wearing it come Autumn.