While you weren’t looking, I sneaked in another shawl, started on Friday night and completed Monday night. Here it is in its unblocked state, measuring 50″ across the top and 23″ down the center back.
Blocked it measures 70″ across the top and 33″ down the center back.
This is another of my own designs, part of my Spring Frenzy of Shawls, called Shetland Border Shawl. I’m not sure why I completed this one so quickly — I think it is a combination of enjoying the pattern and loving the yarn.
The yarn is Catskill Merino Sheep Farm’s Undyed Saxon Merino Lace Weight. I really really love this yarn. While called lace weight, it looks more like a fingering weight to me — it has 260 yards per 2 ounce skein. I used about 600 yards for this design.
This is not a superwash wool, but a very very soft minimally processed merino. I can’t say enough nice things about it — soft, sproingy, and simply a joy to knit. The yarn was very uniform with no slubs or irregularities and I encountered no knots or other problems in the skeins I used.
Meanwhile, Lucy is exhausted from playing with her little plastic tear strip.
That on top of helping me block my shawl was clearly too much for her.