My latest shawl is done! I couldn’t be more pleased. It’s exactly what I envisioned! I wanted to showcase the yarn and it’s subtle gradient.
It’s a Bugga Ombre remnant kit from Cephalopod Yarns. The color shift is so slight, in low light it’s easy to miss. Sometimes it looks like mismatched dye lots rather than an actual gradient. I paired it with the grey yarn (Neighborhood Fiber Co. Cobblestone Sock, I picked up at Rhinebeck!) to stretch my yardage and hopefully improve the gradient effect/lessen the mismatched dye lot effect.
And it worked! This shawl drapes beautifully and it wraps for days! There are so many different ways to wear it. I love the drama and the functionality of long tails.
As if that weren’t enough, it was super easy! This was knit, almost entirely, on public transit! Yeah Garter Stitch!! Here’s my shawl ‘formula’:
400 yards each, two colors fingering weight
US6 (4 mm) needle (or an appropriate size to give a loose, drapey gauge)
CO 6 sts
set up row: KFB, K2, PM, K2, KFB
row 1: KFB, knit to 1 st before marker, KFB, SM, KFB, knit to last stitch, KFB
row 2: KFB, knit to last stitch, KFB
repeat rows 1 & 2 alternating two rows per color, until just enough yarn remains to bind off. I recommend any stretchy bind off you like. I used the Icelandic Bind Off, my new favorite!
Viola! Easiest shawl ever! I love it !
Simple & understated, it’s garter stitch at it’s finest!
And now, with this finished, I feel a cast on bonanza coming on! It’s time to knit ALL THE THINGS!