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Thursday, March 3, 2011
Rosy Shawl is Complete!
Ugh! Not a good photo of me, but I wanted you to see how this wrap looks on a person...
Finished up my Rosy Shawl at my Thursday Knitting Group. The cast off row took 40 minutes. That was a LOT of stitches to cast off! The yarn is called Heirloom Cotton Breeze. It was a cone of yarn I got from my Mom's stash (I actually have two cones of the same yarn... I'm a lucky gal... Thanks, Mom!). The yarn is quite bumpy and has a darker burgundy thread winding through the cotton fibers which is rather shiny. You can't really see that bit of "bling" in the photos. The pattern is called "Simple Yet Effective Shawl" and the pattern link can be found HERE. The pattern's title is quite accurate. This was a simple and fun project. You can make it small, like a bandanna, or rather large like mine. I alternated between garter rows and stockinette rows. The stockinette portions have varying numbers of rows for a random look; however, for the garter rows, I consistently made garter rows with three garter bumps.