The Muh-Muhs Shawl is getting another FO post! It’s off the blocking board so the photos improved and I forgot to tell you the most exciting part on Friday!
Here’s the details:
The Pattern: Muh-Muhs by Isabell Kraemer
The Yarn: Taria Tweed by Plymouth, a soft tweed blend of merino, silk and llama, sadly discontinued.
The Mods: Yes, there were mods! I don’t know how I forgot about my modification, I was so pleased with it at the time! As written, the bind off was not in a contrast color and the specific type of bind off wasn’t specified. I didn’t have enough white yarn left though. I did have a bit of the green left and if I was going for a contrast bind off, I thought the Icelandic Bind Off would highlight the color change without looking like an after thought!
It’s not just decorative though! It’s also a functional choice…the Icelandic Bind Off is slightly stretchy, perfect for a shawl edge. It’s not Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, which I’ve been finding to be a bit too stretchy lately. It’s on par with a K2Tog tbl Bind Off, each stitch is worked twice, resulting is a little bit of extra give. AND, if that’s not enough, the front & back are symmetric, perfect for garter stitch, which is what I had on my final couple rows! This was the perfect storm of right idea at the right time!
Tomorrow…it’s back to hats! Consider yourself warned! Winter really is coming!