Wednesday

[knitting] Funfetti Shawl - complete

Finished and blocked the Funfetti shawl this past weekend:

Glitz at the Ritz after blocking. This ended up being a nice little shawl. I don't even mind the "oops I ran out of yarn" blue border. #knitting #shawlknitting #glitzattheritz

Pattern: Gitz at the Ritz (free from Knitty)

Yarn: Uh, some unlabeled mystery tweed from some long-ago VT or NH Sheep and Wool Festival. Not helpful. Sorry.

Needles: US 6

As I start working on the open boarder, I realized I was going to run out of yarn. I dove into the stash to look for a similar-weight yarn in a contrasting yet complimentary color. I came back with some navy blue Harrisville Shetland (leftover from these mittens):

Well I don't have enough of the tweed to finish the shawl so I think the border is going to be knit with a contrast blue. I'm sure it will look fine. 😅😁😬😐😕☹️

Before blocking: 

Obligatory "before blocking" picture. This shawl is full of bees 🐝 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝. I mean, beads. 💎💎💎💎💎💎💎.

During blocking:

Shawl blocking

Used blocking wires, which I hadn't used in a long time.

Overall I'm very happy with it. Love all different colored beads working with the different colored neps in the yarn:

Glitz at the Ritz

Glitz at the Ritz

After blocking it ended up being a nice-sized shawl. Was a quick knit and used up lots of stash beads. I think the blue boarder works well- it picks up the blue neps in the yarn.


2 comments:

cristina said...

It looks amazing! Excellent!

amy said...

Thank you!