So a couple months ago, I received requests from two of my aunts for shawls that were light turquoise/green. I told them that the shawls would probably end up being backburner projects and they’d take a long time to finish. But I’ve finished the first of two!
I went on my trip to Peru just after the requests and I kept my eye out for appropriately shaded yarn. I picked out these two lovelies. One in and alpaca and silk blend, the other in alpaca and space dyed.
I held them together to give it some variation in shade, while maintaining a constant color as well. I made a couple of swatches.
I decided that a combination of garter stitch and random zig zags would work. I didn’t necessarily want the zig zags to be all exactly the same length, but have the same width.
And so I knit.
And Myks (who is sadly missing) helped.
And I finished just after Thanksgiving weekend which I dedicated to shawl knitting. I blocked! Don’t you love the transformation that blocking performs on a rumply just-knit lacework piece?
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