I’ve told myself I should join Camp Loopy.
Well this year I did.
There’s a challenge each month. First month is to knit up at least 400 yards into a project.
I picked my yarn – Malabrigo Mechita in English Rose. I love the color variations! And since it pretty much matches my blog you know how I feel about the color.
Next up is the pattern choice. The color variations say garter stitch to me. I’ve narrowed it down to 4 shawls:
- Pennae by Hilary Smith Calis – 2 colors, stripes and lace should keep me interested.
- Antarktis by Janina Kallio – simple but effective and the use of the mesh stitch allows it to get bigger than most 400 yard shawls.
- Meridian by JumperCablesKnitting – simple with the addition of a second color divided by a row of eyelets. I’ll be able to use up the whole skein and then add as much of the second color as I want for added length.
- Mrs. Blandings by Casapinka – Stripes and simple lace between the panels blend 2 colors beautifully
Which one do you like best? Any others that you’d recommend? Of course I cycle between the 4 (and have bouts of “omg I *have* to add this one too”) but I’ve been keeping to these 4 for a few days now.
I’ll catch you on the purl side…