Three weeks into the new year and I have my first FO! Given that last year I finished a total of THREE FOs I’m over the moon about this.
The colors are awesome and I love the way it twirls at the bottom. This is my favorite way to wear it so the ends aren’t too long and get in the way of everything.
- Susan B. Anderson‘s Yowza Weigh It Shawl
- Miss Babs Yowza Whatta Skein in Perfectly Wreckless
- US #9 needles
- A kitchen scale
Garter stitch and wildly variegated handdyed go together so well. I of course have been stalking ravelry for more ideas as well as the Miss Babs site. I’ve held strong so far.
I only made one mod – instead of kfb for the ruffle increases I did a YO and then I knit the YOs tbl on the next row. I just didn’t feel like doing all those kfb’s.
I did the plain BO because I didn’t think you’d notice the picot BO with this yarn and let’s face it – picot BOs take FOR. EVER. 600 sts of picot bind off? No thank you.
Once done I washed it in the machine on delicate and tossed it in the dryer on low temp for 15 or 20 minutes. It came out perfectly and I love that I can easily wash it to freshen it up.
I end up wearing it this way a fair amount of the time because it’s quick – just put around my neck, tie it and go.
And here you can see the colors up close as well as that pretty BO. I just did a regular BO – the prettiness is all in the yarn.
I got this coat in the late summer because I thought I’d be able to wear more accessories with it. So glad I got the black!
I’ll catch you on the purl side…
10 thoughts on “FO: weigh it shawl”
This is great! And I so agree with you about not doing the picot edge!
thanks! i do think it can be worth it and be really pretty. i just didn’t think this crazy colorway would show it.
Yay to the first knit of the New Year! So pretty.
thanks – it’s a great knit and Yowza is awesome!
It looks beautiful and fun too, with all those bright colours!
thanks – the dyeing is really fun and fabulous. how can you be in a bad mood with all those pops of color?
It’s absolutely gorgeous! That shawl is definitely going into my queue. I just finished up a Denver Cowl in the Coffee Break colorway — this is inspiring me to get another variegated skein. (In April… I am still stashing down after all)… Anyway, beautiful FO!
Thanks! I’ve been eyeing the Denver cowl. What do you think?
Yay you finished it! I love the colors and you are right – that twirl is awesome.
I love variagated yarns – they are so fun to work with!!
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