Thursday, September 28

that's a lot of picots

I finished binding off my Hollows Shawl - it took the better part of a week to get it completely bound off. Admittedly, I'm not the fastest knitter, and I'm not able to knit and knit for hours without a break for my squeaky arm. And let's face it, a picot bind off isn't quick - but it is definitely pretty.

And oh, I do love it. I can already tell that this shawl is going to get a lot of use this winter. For one thing, it feels fabulous.  The Melody yarn is a luscious blend of alpaca, merino and silk. It feels soft and warm, and has a great drape to it.

This is also a big shawl. It's a big shawl when it's knit in fingering weight, as the pattern call for. I knit it in DK weight, so it's really roomy.

And I love the color. Pearl is a perfect neutral. Warmer than the natural undyed color of the yarn, but still a non-color, so it'll go with anything and everything.

Now to just find a spot in the house big enough to block it!


  1. That's gorgeous! I just looked at the Rav pages and that is one gorgeous shawl (and a TON of work). Now I'm wondering how it would translate with a heavier wool.

  2. Thanks! It's actually a pretty easy knit, the bind off just takes a while:)


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