One day, without expecting it, 5 skeins of BMFA lightweight arrived in the mail, ready to knit! I cast on while riding to SPA. It was a provisional cast on.... and took more than a few tries. But once I got going - this is a pretty low key knit. It just forces you to pay attention with the k1p1 k1tblp1tbl k1p1 to infinity.
The pattern called for you to knit it to 66 inches, and then block. I went to 80. It blocked to 110!
Pattern: Jeanie from Knitty
Yarn: BMFA Lightweight, 4.5 skeins, Braun's Woods colorway
Size 5 needles
Cast on Feb 22nd, cast off April 7th!
I just think the whole idea for this shawl is really neat. The reversible cables and dropped stitches look cool. I had read in Ravelry that some people dropped the long columns of stitches along the way, instead of waiting until the end. I decided to stick with the pattern on this one - but dropping a stitch 100 inches down wasn't really fun - it was more annoying. I would recommend dropping as you went.
Doesn't it look cool close up?!
What to knit next?