This past weekend the boy and I flew to DC for my company Christmas party. I bought a new dress for it in November and realized that I was going to freeze walking to and from the shuttle so I decided to knit a shawl to add some warmth. I found about six shawls from my queue and library and then picked out three possible yarns to knit the shawl out of. Because I like to second guess myself I took photos and posted them for my friends to weigh in on. We all decided that the white yarn would look really nice with the peacock color dress. I wound up the yarn and took it with me to my brother’s for Thanksgiving. Since I was trapped by myself in the car with no crocheters insight I was forced to crochet a 60 some odd stitch chain for the provisional cast-on and I was successful! 🙂 Maybe I will figure out this crochet business after all. 😉
I decided to make mine long enough for only one loop long instead of the two loops long the pattern calls for. It was a hit at the Christmas party and I liked the way it fit. 🙂
Description: Christmas Wrap
Pattern: Loop Shawl by Leah Bear
Yarn used: 1.25 skeins of Aslan Trends Invernal Colorway 37 (50% Angora, 25% Merino and 25% Polyamide ) 100g / 295 yds
Care Instructions: Hand wash
Needle Size: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Modifications: I only made mine about half the length called for. I knit it until it was about 43″ long. Then when I tried it on it was too big and was falling down on its own. Talk about some serious negative ease. 😉 I then picked out the grafting and ripped out two repeats. That made it a more tolerable width so I grafted it back together.
Finished Size: About 10″ wide by 39″ long.
Date Started: 11/26/2008
Date Completed: 12/18/2008
Notes: If I were to make this again I would probably make it shorter still or I would suck it up and make it the full 80″ long. Also, this yarn is super warm! 😀 I highly recommend it and for having angora it rips back nicely. 🙂