Let's talk about some knitting!
When it became clear that I wouldn't get a sweater finished for Rhinebeck, I concentrated on finishing a shawl that I'd started with some of my new crazy colorful hand-dyed yarn.
I had hoped to bring a sweater to Rhinebeck, anyway, even if it wasn't the sweater. My bright idea being to go vintage, wearing the amazing Sasha Kagan "Cable Leaf Coat," that my sister Sharon knit in the 1990s. It's the cover sweater of Vogue Knitting Fall 1993 – Rowan + chenille + need I say more?! Alas, it was WAY TOO BULKY to bring along (I tried and it took up a full 1/4 of my suitcase). It was way too warm to wear it on either day, not to mention it's a beast to carry around, so I'm glad I didn't force it.
So, anyway, instead of a Rhinebeck Sweater, I had a Rhinebeck Shawl:
- Ravelry Project Page: 2016 Rhinebeck Shawl
- Pattern: Close To You by Justyna Lorkowska (free pattern download on Ravelry)
- Yarn: Make.Do "Be" Fingering/Sock, colorway "Party In Here"
- Needles: US 6… long & straight
- Start to Finish: October 3-12, 2016
Big, big love for this project. It was a fun pattern to knit, and it's wonderful to wear (and I've been wearing it a lot)! It's mostly garter stitch, but there's a variety of different textures & edges, from plain garter & YOs to picots & sawtooth. A great pattern for a wildly variegated yarn!