Not exactly the most unique title, I know, but I couldn’t resist.
Although everyone is talking about a heat wave and extreme drought for this part of the world, I finally finished this warm, cozy shawl. I started it about two years ago with only 3 stitches on the needle. The final needles counted around 1000 stitches!
The pattern is a combination of 2 patterns by Christel Seyfarth: Caledonia Jakke and Lily Shawl. I also added a few leftover yarns from my Bird Jacket.
Again, this pattern was with a steek, which had to be cut open. Not as nerve wrekking as the first time, but still a bit scary to do.
First I stitched a zigzag on both sides of the steek, then I cut it open:
At this point the top of the border was already knitted.
On the right side of the shawl I used fading blues and on the wrong side of the border I used shades of red.
Now, I long for some cold weather to wrap myself in this warm and soft shawl. (and not only because it is finally finished!).