Color Affection

coloraffectionbMy color affection shawl is off the needles and blocked.  Knitted with fingering weight yarn, size 6 needles and miles of garter stitch, it’s so squishy and stretchy.  I knit the pattern as written.  Many knitters advise you to include an extra YO at each end and then drop the YO to give a little more stretch to the edge.  I kinda like the tight edge.  It helps keep the shawl up and around my shoulders and neck.  However, the tight edge made blocking the shawl a bit challenging.

You can see in my pic that the shape of my shawl looks a little different than many of the project pics on Ravelry.  I’m not sure how the other knitters got a perfect crescent shape.  Maybe I introduced some type of knitting error that effected the shape?  Nonetheless, I love the new shawl.  I wore it around my shoulders last night and it was warm and wonderful.  If I was a little more put-together today, I would have included pics of it actually on a human body.  But, it’s just not one of those days.  🙂

I’m not sure what will be up next on my needles.  I’ve got some souvenir yarn from my DC trip that I might make into another summer wrap.  Socks are also a possibility.  Maybe a little shrug?  I’ve also thought about going through Ravlery and knitting all of the most popular patterns to see what all the fuss is about.  So far, I’ve knitted the Hitchhiker shawl, the Turn a Square hat and now the Color Affection shawl and they’ve all been successes!


31 thoughts on “Color Affection”

  1. What an amazing shawl! Now I’m going to have to add that to my knitting to-do list. ;-). Was the yarn all your own hand dyed skeins? And did you start with one skein and then move to the next and so on or was there some stopping and starting of colors? Once again, amazing!!

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    1. Thanks so much Grace! This started with the oatmeal color then moved onto using 2 colors, then 3 and then the border. Only the variegated blue yarn is my hand dyed yarn. The oatmeal is Knit Picks and the dark blue came from my LYS.

      I started with 3 100gram skeins of yarn and I have quite a bit left over from each color. I’m thinking of making socks with the leftovers. 🙂

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      1. The pattern calls for 385 yards of each color. I’d guess that I didn’t use that much. It seems like I have more than a third of each hank left over but I’d have to weigh them to be sure. If I can remember, I’ll actually weigh them tonight. I’m curious to know. 🙂 Each 100g hank started at approximately 460 yards.

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  2. I love the yarns you used and the unusual shape you achieved (even if it wasn’t entirely intentional). I should add shawl to knitting projects to explore. I’ve never made one, but I get cold easily and it would nice to have for around the house.

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    1. Thanks! 🙂 This is the first shawl that I’ve knitted for myself. I resisted knitting them because I didn’t think I would ever use one. But it turns out that this particular shawl is nice to have around because I get cold easily too. It’s big enough and warm enough to be useful. 🙂

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  3. The colors are stunning together. Just beautiful. The starting point on the light color is why the piece isn’t a true crescent. I would assume the other shawls you have seen have been blocked to avoid that bump. It’s just the nature of the beginning.

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