If you think you haven't seen a finished knitting project around here in a while, you would be absolutely right. If you took a look around here, you'd think that this shawl was the ONLY finished object of 2016! In fact, it's the second*, though it is the only project so far that I both started & completed this year.
- Project: Thistle Rambles (TTL Mystery Shawl 2016) by Kirsten Kapur
- Crochet The Winter Hunter Yarns' Basic Sock in "Tonal Teal" colorway
- Make.Do Be Fingering/Sock in "How Dark #524-6" colorway (working out a custom color!)
- Needle: US 5
- Start to Finish: June 1 - July 31, 2016
This is my fourth Through The Loops Mystery Shawl!
I had some issues… tinking back a few times to get back on track after dropping stitches.
And I'm pretty sure there's an error or five to be found.
But I loved knitting it and kept it a mystery, never peeking at spoiler photos after I fell behind — until I got to the bind-off row, and then I took a look. I used a 5 US needle for the body of the shawl, but an 8 to bind off in order to get the stretch I wanted. I was tempted to knit a couple/few more rows of garter just before the bind off, too, but wasn't sure I had enough yarn. (Turns out, I had plenty… but I love it as is!)
*The first FO was Deep End II, which I began February 4th, 2015, while vacationing in Todos Santos, Mexico! I noted on Ravelry that I worked the sewn bind-off at the Madison Knit-In, which was Feb. 20-22 that year, but it took over a year to pick it up and weave in ends. I did that during the Rites of Spring Fiber Frolic, April 29-May 1. Gin was born May 2nd… and that explains both the lack of an FO post and the general lack of knitting altogether. I have been saying that the creative output so far this summer has been way down, but the cuddle quotient is WAY UP!