I have this rule about my new hand knits and that rule is that I’m not allowed to wear anything until it has been properly blogged. It’s probably a silly rule, as are many of my rules, but it’s one I’m pretty strict about. And here’s the thing – our weather has turned cooler this week and I’ve got a finished shawl I’d like to wear and I haven’t blogged about it yet. Nothing like a little cold weather to kick me in the blogging butt and get this done!
The pattern is And So Are You by Rose Beck. It’s got a simple textured main section that moved along fairly quickly into a pleated border that I just love.
The yarn is Ball and Skein Sophia in the color Nyx. It’s a lovely neutral shade that’s not quite blue and not quite grey but something in between. I think it will go great with jeans this fall. Not that I have any jeans that fit at the moment but you get the idea.
There’s a perfect little ridge between the textured section and the pleated border that sets them apart. I love garter ridges like that and the way they can work to define two different parts of a hand knit.
The shawl has a beautiful crescent shape and I love the way the edges curl around so gracefully. It should sit quite nicely on my shoulders without the slipping and sliding of a triangular shawl.
And now that you’ve seen it I can test that theory and see if it’s true!