I am very pleased to report I won the game of Knitter’s Chicken! My Dotted Rays is finished and I even have a little bit of yarn left to add to the scrap bag for my second Dotted Rays! Let’s not get too distracted though…first the FO!
The Pattern: Dotted Rays by Stephen West
The Yarn: Kona Sport from Dharma Trading, Hand Dyed by my Mom!!
Notes & Modifications: I’m a sucker for anything by Stephen West so it’s no surprise that I loved this pattern and I can’t wait to make another one! There’s a long list of things I loved about this one, easy going garter stitch, fun short row shaping, turn-only wrap and turns, i-cord edging worked as you go that seamlessly transitions into the i-cord bind-off! I’m also quite pleased with my execution of the bind off grafting I did…
I’m hard pressed to find the graft standing still, let alone from the back of a galloping horse! It’s a tiny detail that I just love…such an elegant finish!
The only modifications I made were inadvertent! The pattern is forgiving though, so you can’t tell! If I was going to complain or rather, change something for the future, I’ll go up a needle size. This shawl is by no means dense, but I think I’d like an even looser fabric! Garter stitch is just so squishy, it can take it!