Last night I completed my second Bernadette shawlette, this one knit from Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash, in the Pfauenauge (Peacock) colorway.
The yarn comes in a 150-gram skein and has approximately 575 yards. Before knitting, my skein weighted 160 grams. After knitting, this is how much I had left:
I used the same U.S. size 3 (3.25mm) needle as the Bernadette I knit from Kauni Effektgran 8/2. That Bernadette measured 52″ along the top edge, unstretched, and around 11″ deep at the center back. This one knit in Wollmeise measures about 56″ along the top and 12″ deep at the center.
I did not block the Kauni version — just carefully steamed it without stretching out the body. The squishyness of the garter stitch combined with the short rows make it sit nicely on the shoulders and sort of mold itself to the wearer. I am going to block the Wollmeise version because I know the Wollmeise yarn blooms nicely when washed. So it will be going into a warm bath of Soak shortly, and then carefully laid out to block.
The Madelinetosh Tosh Sock that Lucy was inspecting in my last blog entry is indeed slated to be knit into Bigger on the Inside. So many of you guessed that — you guys are too smart! As soon as I saw the pattern,I knew I had to make it. It’s brilliant! The little TARDISes (TARDI?) are perfect, and I think the Madtosh Cobalt colorway is the perfect shade of TARDIS blue.
I’ll be starting that soon. I have some samples to knit for my classes that I’ll be teaching the end of next month at The Knitgirllls Super Summer Knit-together and I’m working on one of those right now, but they are all fairly quick knits, so I think I can talk myself into starting Bigger on the Inside and knit on that at home while knitting the samples as commuter knitting.
In other news, here is Basil’s mileage this morning:
And Lucy seems to have gotten herself into a tangle: