See that title up there? Say that 10 times fast. Yeah.
I’ve been wanting to knit one of these ever since I saw Judy’s at SPA. I love the simplicity of the pattern and the small size of this shawl. Perfect as an accessory – you know, when you don’t want to look like a total dork in a shawl (with a triangle pointing at your ass, right Norma?) but you need a little somethin-somethin to jazz up your outfit.
Please excuse crappy bathroom mirror shot taken at work. I had no photographers available.
I got the yarn, Purple Koigu, from Scout back in April with just this project in mind. The pattern calls for three skeins but I actually only used two. I modified the center stitches just a bit – I like a plain YO K1 YO for the center stitch increases rather than the sturdy center section the pattern asked for. While it’s a simple pattern, I did have to pay attention. Every once in a while a row would kick my ass and I’d be tinking back.
In spite of some of the challenges, it knit up quite fast. I started on a Saturday and finished on a Thursday. And I added beads to the cast off edge. It was my first time knitting with beads and I followed this tutorial from Knitty. I had great success with the dental floss threader method and I can’t wait to add beads to my knitting again.
In fact, I’ve got some more Koigu marinating in the stash. I’m thinking it would be really nice to have another one of these shawlettes, this time in blue!