Gift knitting. Of course, now I want one for me too. I’ve actually had this done for about a week but wanted to wait until I gave it to the recipient to post (although I don’t think she reads my blog). Her birthday was an extra special occasion this year for two reasons – one, it was a milestone birthday, two, I actually got to see her on her birthday! She’s one of the most knit-worthy people I know which means I enjoy knitting for her. I gave it to her last night and I think she liked it. Enough about the backstory and onto the good details! I won’t be going into great detail about the pattern as I plan to write a review next week about the book the pattern was in.
My Rav project page is here.
Pattern – Gridelin (Ravelry pattern here) from the Curls book by Hunter Hammersen. Curls are unusual shaped shawls that I can best describe as half a crescent shawl. It’s an eight row repeat that uses increases more similar to a triangular shawl. Like I mentioned, I’ll discuss the book and yarn usage next week in my review.
Yarn – Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere. Smooshy with Cashmere is a fingering weight blend of 70% merino, 20% cashmere and 10% nylon. One skein is 4 ounces and 400 yards. Super squishy and soft but not very tightly plied. The colorway for this is Amber Glass, a rich gold color. I held the yarn double (so it was about DK weight) and used 784 yards. I’ve used this yarn before and would use it again just because it is so soft. I was worried that by holding the yarn double I would have issues with splitty-ness but it was fine.