February 2, 2012
Finally a finished shawl that actually counts toward my official 12 Shawls in 2012 goal! Ysolda's new Sherilyn pattern from the Whimsical Little Knits 3 collection inspired me. It's a great pattern, and I think I want to knit this again some time. I made the larger size, using 563 meters of Malabrigo Sock, almost a hundred meters more than the pattern estimate. My gauge must have been off, because it also turned quite a bit larger than I expected, with a wingspan of 182 cm after blocking instead of the 147 cm listed in the pattern. It didn't feel like I was knitting a big shawl, and it was quite enjoyable all the way through. I definitely recommend this, and it certainly deserves to become just as popular as some of Ysolda's other shawl patterns. It's slightly more difficult than Ishbel or Damson, but once you get going, most of the stitch patterns are quite easy to memorize.
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