I can’t believe I’m writing that I finished Collinear – I knitted it in less than three weeks. That’s gotta be a record for me.
It was a perfect storm of great pattern, gorgeous yarns and fabulous colors.
Pattern: Collinear by Paulina Popiolek
Yarns: Neighborhood Fiber Company Rustic Fingering in Charles Village and Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Citrus
Needles: 32″ 4.0 mm (US#6) Chiaogoo Lace Circulars
The size and shape are great. I haven’t made a triangle shawl that’s so long and shallow – it’s a great shape for a short person. I can wrap it easily around my shoulders and it’s still shallow enough to not be too long at my back. This might be the perfect shape.
Although the yarn is substantial enough, once I blocked it the shawl became light and easy to knot and hug my shoulders.
And because it’s so light I can even drape it around my neck like a cowl.
Or bandit-style under a jacket. Love those serrated teeth.
The pics for this FO were tough to get right – and I’m still not totally happy with them. The vivid colors made it hard to capture them correctly. They either glowed or darkened. I took pics in four locations and at three different times and finally found that the area near our potting shed at 6:30 am was the best.
I had picked out the best location earlier in the week but it required that I be in the pics. When I got up yesterday morning I had no interest in doing my hair and makeup or walking downtown for a photo shoot. So you get pics on the mannequin instead.
This project is full of “it won’t be the last time I do” this, including:
- Knit a Paulina Popiolek pattern – I bought the pattern very soon after it came out. I thought there might have been a small error so I PMd Paulina. She got back to me right away, confirmed it was an error and within 30 minutes she had sent out an update to everyone. That’s awesome pattern support.
- Speaking of Paulina, she worked in several smart ways to knit the pattern. I love it when a designer is both talented and gets the technical too.
- Knit more shawls with a single – I love how light and airy the shawl is, and the subtle color variation is gorgeous.
Now I just need to come up with *the* right outfit to wear with this. And of course I want to wear it tomorrow to the office. It’s supposed to be in the 90s again and that means deep freeze AC.
I’ll catch you on the purl side.