Pattern | Annis by Susanna IC
Yarn | Simple Scarves Handspun in Gemstone
Needles | 4.5mm & 7mm circular needles
I actually finished this a few months ago but never found the time to block and later, photograph it. Other knitting projects and what-nots are to blame! Heh.
The last time I worked on this colourway and fiber was nearly a year ago when trying to spin up some single ply laceweight yarn for the shop. The resulting yarn was lovely, squishy and springy; the colours were to die for as well – combination that would serve well for a shawl. But because I had too much yarn in stash, it went for sale in the store until early this year when I decided to pull it off the shelf and use it for myself.
The self-striping effect was really unintentional as over the months, I have forgotten how the colours blend from one to the another. I suppose the fact that the shawl was knitted from bottom up helped to maintain the colour repeats. It makes for a very pretty shawl.
In terms of construction, the cast-on is pretty daunting and with so many stitches on the needle, I made a couple mistakes and had to rip and knit again. Stitch markers are handy for projects like this and for a good reason as well. All in all, the moment you start on the stockinette section, things move fast. The only portion that took me a while was the edging with the nupps – not a problem though as long as you don’t pull on the nupps too hard. I quite like nupps, actually – most knitters hate them!
Can’t wait to find the right moment and weather to wear it, especially with my new shawl pin!