On Saturday evening I finished my Swiss Cheese scarf.
This is the Swiss Cheese Scarf by Winnie Shih, a free Ravelry download. I knit mine using Kauni Effektgarn 8/2 in the EQ colorway on a U.S. size 3 (3.25mm) needle.
As I was getting towards the end of my skein of yarn, I kept weighing it so I could knit as much as possible before binding off. Each pattern repeat took me a bit over 5 grams of yarn and I finished with 4 grams left over.
The scarf measures 60″ long and 11″ wide. I did not do the full width as directed by the pattern, but knit mine to 74 stitches wide. The scarf weighs 110 grams and consists of 23 pattern repeats.
Interestingly, this skein was marked as weighing 140 grams. It actually weighed about 115 grams. I’ve noticed this with Kauni and Aade Lõng — they always seem to be underweight. I wonder if something happens in shipping to dehydrate the yarn or something. (ETA: I bought this yarn quite a while ago — don’t remember where. I recently ordered some more Kauni from The Loopy Ewe and have learned that they weigh all their Kauni and sell it by its actual weight. I can attest to this — the Kauni I ordered from them came in at or over the stated weight. So no fears there!)
Thank you for all the pattern suggestions for what to knit next. I did not take any of your suggestions (but favorited a lot of them in Ravelry for future reference), rather, I started knitting this:
This is the Zuni Shawl by Danielle Chalson. It is designed to be knit from approximately 360 yards of sportweight yarn (Madelinetosh Pashmina is suggested) on a U.S. size 5 needle. The finished dimensions of the shawl are 46.5″ along the top edge and 13.5″ down the center back.
I am using Aade Lõng Artistic 8/2 wool, which is the same thing as Kauni Effektgarn 8/2. I can’t remember if it is actually the same yarn or just very similar. It’s listed as fingering weight in Ravelry (accurately, I think) and has 437 yards per 100 grams. interestingly, Kauni Effektgarn 8/2 is listed in Ravelry as sportweight, but it sure seems like fingering weight to me.
I have a 160-gram skein (which, incidentally was marked 172 grams on the label), so I have around 700 yards. The colorway ranges from plum to raspberry pink. There is no colorway name or number on the label. I am using a U.S. size 3 (3.25mm) needle, as I did with the Kauni for Swiss Cheese.
The pattern is easily adjustable so I am knitting more sections on each side of the shawl to make it bigger. It is quite simple to knit but kept from being boring by the interesting texture at the bottom edge.
Here is a bonus pic of Gwendolyn wearing Wingspan:
And in closing, I wonder where Lucy is?