August 15, 2012
Westknits Mystery Shawl 2012: Rockefeller
Finally finished, photographed and posted! My first mystery shawl, the Rockefeller by Stephen West, was an interesting knitting experience, even if it is the kind of style I wouldn't necessarily have chosen to knit had it only been available as a regular pattern and not a mystery. Despite many of the other knitters adding their own modifications, I did everything by the book and didn't change anything. Regardless of using a relatively small needle, 3.0 mm, I ended up using quite a bit more yarn than estimated for the pattern, 449 meters of the Ebenholz and 495 meters of the Mont Blanc colorway of Wollmeise Pure. I'm happy with my choice of color combination, and I also think this yarn works well with the pattern in general. This shawl will likely be gifted since I don't see myself wearing it.
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