I have today completed the striped portion of Daybreak and have over 400 stitches per row.
No wonder it takes me so long to finish a row. But it has been a fun, virtually mindless knit so far.
The last section will be even more mindless since it is one color. In other words, great commuter knitting!
For blocking, I plan to steam this only, instead of wet-blocking. I am not looking to stretch it out in size, just even things up. So I think a good steam is all it will need!
Between you and me, I am not a fan of stripes and never have been. This dates back to the days when I was a wee child and dressed without regard to my personal preferences (which I probably was not able to articulate at that point anyhow). There are two particularly heinous striped jumpers I had as a child that are seared forever in my memory (and as an aside, I will never, ever, voluntarily wear a jumper — see link above for American usage of the word — not a pullover sweater but a sleeveless dress over a blouse).
Anyway. Even though this scarf/shawl/thingie is striped, I think it is quite pretty. It’s all in the colors you choose, I suppose. That and the fact that it is not a fitted garment. Since I will be using this as a scarf, I can allow it to be striped.
And there you have one of the big advantages of doing a KAL-type of project. Daybreak is not something I would have ever chosen to knit left to my own devices. But since it was one of the suggestions for a two-color shawl or wrap to count as the first project in Camp Loopy, I gave it a second look.
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Well, it’s been summer for over three hours now. And Lucy is already tired of it — I caught her mid-yawn!