FO Friday – Teacup Shawl

I finished up the Teacup Shawl that was one of my cast-on madness starts from earlier this year. I’m trying to work my way through that list of oodles of started projects to turn them into finished ones.

The design is by Kelene Kinnersley and it’s the first of hers I’ve knit. She has several other nice basics with a bit of interest kind of designs but this one worked with the 2 skeins of DK-weight yarn I had. The yarn is from Magpie Fibers on their Swanky DK (superwash merino and silk) and it has a lovely drape. It’s from one of their Fiber Society collections (No. 18) so I don’t think it’s a color they dye as a standard. It’s a lovely moody gray-green with speckles of moss green and bronze, and reminds me a bit of patina.

The yardage usage for the other few Ravelry projects was all over the place. I wound up running out of yarn before I had completed all of the garter stitch edging rows and had to rip back 2 to get the picot bind-off finished. I used all but about a yard and a half of the 500 yards I had. I also opted to block the picots out as a scalloped edge although the pattern shows/calls for the edge to be straight. This would be a very do-able project for a new lace knitter. The lace at the bottom border is presented in written form and it’s pretty easy to follow. Otherwise, the rest is just knit and purl with some increases. It blocked out to a nicely generous size and is one I’ll be sending to Project Legacy as a donation.

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