I was a little nervous that I wouldn't be done in time for Stitches Midwest this weekend, but I bound off on Tuesday night and had it blocking the next day (it had to share the usual blocking space with some homebrewing equipment, though):
Leonarda Shawl, and I knit the larger size option for the triangle version (the pattern also includes instructions to knit a smaller triangle shawl as well as a rectangular wrap). Rebel that I am, I didn't gauge beforehand, which totally came back to haunt me when I was far enough in to start worrying that I might run out of yarn because I was a little off on the suggested gauge. OOPS. The good news is that I won at yarn chicken, and the finished piece looks lovely!
Tibetan Dream yarn as I did (shown here is the limited-edition Burple colorway), you really should take the time to gauge beforehand for your own personal sanity. It's not fun to worry about running out of yarn! Turns out, I could have gone down a needle size or two - but on the plus side, the resulting shawl is nice and big and perfect for snuggling into. If only I got to keep it!
upcoming shows that Bijou Basin Ranch will be attending this fall), be sure to stop by to see this bad boy in person and squish some yak yarn, too!
|"Can I keep it?"|
Pattern: Leonarda Shawl by Laura Chau
Yarn: 2 skeins Tibetan Dream sock yarn from Bijou Basin Ranch - shown in Burple, a limited-edition colorway hand dyed by Miss Babs
Needles: US#6 Knitter's Pride Marblz Circular Needles (but I probably should have used US#5 for this project in hindsight)