Often misconstrued, authenticity is not about being an open book, revealing every detail of myself without rhyme or reason.
It is simply the act of openly and courageously seeing what needs to be seen,
saying what needs to be said,
doing what needs to be done,
and becoming that which I am intent on being. That’s what I’m gonna be.
Shown here is Bridges Shawlette, designed by Shannon Squire of Twisted…terrific and fun to knit up. The Blue Moon Fiber Arts Victoria ka-POW! pa-TINA colorway is perfect for showing off the design and vice versa.
I am a relatively loose-tension knitter. In this one, I use recommended Size 6 needles without going down a size and got gauge on the stockinette swatch (at least I thought I did per pattern.)
However, I was unable to block the finished shawlette to the 24” by 84” size no matter how hard I blocked it.
It always sprung back to 64” by 18”…regardless, I really like the fabric as is now.
In order to achieve the 24” by 84” size per pattern, I suspect knitting with Size 7 needle may be the way. There are 30% leftover yarn to cover such expansion. Keep in mind the resulting fabric would be more open, drape-y than this sample.
Thank you to my fabulous models Caitlin and Elizabeth for such fun photo sessions! Should you be in Portland area, stop by the shop and test drive this wonderful shawlette in person.
Here is what hubby made for dinner…and it was fabulous! Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
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