Friday

[knitting] Batik Shawl

A finished project for myself:

Batik shawl

Pattern: Batik by Kitman Figueroa (rav link)

Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool in Nature's Brown, 2 balls

Needles: US 10

Notes: This shawl is super-sized. I made the Large size and upped the ante by using a worsted weight yarn and larger needles.

The yarn is okay- not terribly soft. There were knots to cut out here and there. I used ALL of the two balls.

The pattern is thorough but some of the symbols she uses in the charts are a little odd to get used to. For example, her purl stitches are blank boxes, which I'm used to representing knit stitches 99.9% of the time. The first few rows are kind of messed up but you can't really tell.

Quality Control

Well, apparently Penny can tell.

The pillows and the shawl total nearly 5lbs of yarn that I've converted in "actual stuff". 

1 comment:

Jewels said...

Beautiful! I put the pattern in my queue. I've been wanting to make a cozy, warm shawl. I definitely will make it in worsted weight.