Miscellaneous Item Number One
The Sandvik shawl is now available for sale on Ravelry, but you can purchase it from here, too (and from my Patterns for Sale page):
Sandvik Faroese Shawl
This shawl is knit from laceweight yarn (Black Bunny Fibers alpaca/shetland blend) on a US 3 (3.25mm) needle at an unblocked gauge of 6 sts/8 rows to the inch. I used between 900 — 1000 yards.
You can make the shawl longer or shorter by simply knitting more or fewer rows. The bottom is finished with a seed stitch band
Unblocked: 52” across the top edge (wingspan), 22” down the center back
Lightly Blocked: 64” across the top edge (wingspan), 26” down the center back
Miscellaneous Item Number Two
A view of the sky at 6:00 this morning:
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What I’m knitting:
It’s another Faroese shawl, this one being knit from the bottom up. And a lot faster knit than Sandvik, because it is knit from a much heavier yarn, using a US 7 (4.5mm) needle.
The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Pearl, and I bought it a few weeks ago when The Loopy Ewe had all Lorna’s Laces yarns on sale. It’s dk/light worsted weight and it’s a blend of bamboo and silk. This is my first time using it and I’m loving it. My colorway is “Mineshaft.”
DK weight on a size 7 goes much faster than laceweight on a size 3. Imagine that.