This one is one of my all-time favorite shawls, the top down, increase 4 sts every other row kind of shawl...I have made about a dozen of these, over the years, in all different variations. Most I've given away, sold one or two, and what the fate of this one is I do not know yet. I simply started it about a week and a half ago, and it gave me time to mull over some new and more exciting knitting projects. It's my think-about-other-projects projects.
I kid myself that it reminds me of a Hanne Falkenberg design. Or this one.
(One of these days I will save my pennies and get a Mermaid kit...)
I made this on size 8 circulars with worsted weight yarns. It measures 60" across, and 30" long. I think I used about 650 yards of yarn, but don't quote me.)
This next one took me a wee bit longer to make. I started it last fall, called it my commitment shawl. I was committed to not feeling guilty any more about unfinished projects from various stages of my life, and about yarn that no longer fulfilled its original purpose. I put together a huge bag of orphans and cast onto a long circular needle until it wouldn't hold any more stitches.
Size 10.5, and mostly heavy worsted weight yarns, or combinations of 2 to 3 strands held together to achieve that same thickness.
At first I had the lofty goal of making myself a blanket for the winter. I was bravely plugging along, making sure I was working on it nightly.
Then spring came, and the thing became heavier and heavier. I had finally counted the stitches, there were 180 of them.
I finally decided to bind this thing off and call it finished when I got an email from Afghans for Afghans that said their latest campaign is --- collecting shawls. I gasped and said: Perfect!
The shawl was within the dimensions required. I wove in the ends at Jody's house during charity knit night, and off it went.
I know it will be hand delivered and will keep an Afghan girl warm this winter.