Since I've decided to take part in the 11 Shawls in 2011 knit-along (in addition to the 11 hats and 11 sweaters challenges) on Ravelry, by the end of January I was starting to feel pressure to have at least one finished shawl soon. That's why I thought it might be a good idea to start with something simple and fast, just to build up some confidence and show myself I can do it. So, I went with Stephen West's popular Pogona pattern, which was a good decision for many reasons.
First, I got to use up the rest of the Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 that I received in a trans-Atlantic yarn swap almost two years ago. Second, I got to test my new 3.75 mm 80 cm Signature Needle Arts circular needles, which turned out to be just heavenly (and made me wish I could knit exclusively with their needles for the rest of my life). Third, considering this pattern asks for 20 stitch markers, I also got to test the majority of the new stitch markers I just made.
I'm not completely in love with the color of this shawl, so it may end up being gifted. Nevertheless, I'm quite happy with the finished product overall.
Wow you are going to be busy with all those ' challenges. Pogona looks lovely but you could always dye it darker if you were really not happy with it.ReplyDelete
It's a great choice of shawl! The color is pretty and I personally think that a simple shawl makes it way more wearable!ReplyDelete
I really like the colour, it is rich and looks very nice on you.ReplyDelete
very pretty. did you just do stockinette? it looks good, I love that color!!!!ReplyDelete
Yeah, it consists of panels of stockinette and reverse stockinette, with a garter stitch edging.ReplyDelete