January 25, 2013

Batik

Batik

Batik

A solid beginning to the 12 shawls in 2013 challenge, Kitman Figueroa's Batik pattern in the largest size has moderate yardage and an allover lace pattern. It's a good thing the shawl is knit in a way that the rows get shorter and shorter towards the end, because in the beginning, when you're still full of enthusiasm about a new project, the long rows don't matter, and then the rows get shorter at about the same rate as your motivation diminishes. The last 10% of knitting took me about 25% of the knitting time (in days). Wollmeise Pure, in the colorway Ebenholz, is great for maximum stitch definition. For being the largest size, this shawl is strangely small, even though I used slightly more yarn than the pattern estimate. The size is fine, but I wonder how small the smallest size would have turned out!

The Ravelry project page

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty happy with the results myself :)

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  2. amazing color, and perfect texture,love it!

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    1. Thank you! The color isn't particularly striking, but it's nice in a subtle way.

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  3. Stunning. I love your color choice.

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    1. Thank you! I do enjoy choosing colors for my projects.

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  4. Beautiful! And love that gorgeous brown you chose.

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