Shawl #4: The Shawl With No Name

Well, to say it has been awhile is an understatement. Life has been crazy busy. I am making this blog a priority again which means you will get updates on all my current projects. Furthermore, I have been on Instagram a lot watching @WestKnits live videos. He is inspiring me to just roll with the punches and keep doing you. SO … that is what I am going to do with this blog.

© darnknitanyway in slip stitch sequence

My current project is an awesome shawl pattern called The Shawl With No Name by Darn Knit Anyways in Stillwater, Minnesota and is one of the yarn stores I now frequent. What drew me to this pattern was the fact that there are two different versions and it seemed like an easy pattern since there are no other techniques besides garter stitch and slip stitches. I wanted to do a bright colored shawl. It took some time to decide which way I wanted to go with  for colors. I could not decide if I wanted to try doing a neon colorway or stick closer to my normal yarn colors, but make the color combination accent and bring out each other. I ended up going with a dark purple, lime green, and rusty orange colorway.  I chose to do the slip stitch sequence because I liked how it added a finesse to the knitting without a ton of skill or time.

© darnknitanyway in stripe sequence

I do not know about you, but when I have a problem that has developed with my knitting, I tend to get pouty towards the project. I try to fix it, I give it a few days break, then I put it on hold if I still cannot fix it. I had reached this point in the project since I ran out of one of my colors 2 rows shy of finishing with that color! *UUUGGGGHHHH* I thought I would just end that color early and switch to the next color two rows early. Thinking I was pretty clever, I knitted on….until that color started running out too. Seriously, this problem is starting to work more than just my patience.

One of the reasons I will be going back to Darn Knit Anyways is because I brought in the shawl in a frustrated state and they took the time to unravel and help me fix the shawl to be back on track. Frankly, if I had not done this, this shawl would be frogged and who knows how long this would be sitting around in my basement.

I am at least 80% done with the shawl. I love how it looks and feels. I will post an update once I am finished. But, here is a picture of where I am … courtesy of my Instagram.

@ theknittingpharmer

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