My knitting brain is on the fritz lately. Jellybean seems to think sleeping is optional. So the only grey matter I can spare has found it’s way to my scrap blanket.
Since last I showed you I’ve added a full column on the right and I’m now working a new row across the bottom. I may have hit some Etsy sales on mini skeins in order to grow “the precious”. I’m also double dipping into some previous used colors to keep building.
It’s officially lap sized but I’m nowhere near done. I love this too much!
Yarn: Hansen Hand Dyes Mega Merino for contrast color and T&H Fiber Works Heathers Favorite Sock for the main color. I used 74 yards of CC and 328 yards of MC.
Needle: US 5
Mods: Striped in a contrast color rather than the called for solid color in the pattern
I was extremely pleased withe finished result. The finished object is a perfectly squishy garter shawl that is long enough and skinny enough to be a lovely winter accessory. Seeing as it’s above 95 here in Kansas right now, I didn’t take any modeled shots. I just could bring myself to sweat that much!
Above is the right side of the garter. And below is the wrong side.
I think they both are aesthetically pleasing! I hope this means that no matter how I wear this one that it will be totally gorgeous. Happy Knitting!!
I’m not sure what I did during long car trips before knitting. Thanks to my husband driving, because he knows I like to knit, my Terribly Simple shawl has grown!
It’s a one row repeat that is perfectly soothing garter stitch. I’m improvising on the pattern a wee bit. I’m doing 10 garter ridges of the variegated yarn and then 2 garter ridges of the solid color yarn. So that 20 and four rows respectively. It’s getting quite big and scrunched up on the needles. I do admit that I stop and pet this project from time to time in-between rows….
Just rows and rows of soothing garter stitch! And the best part is that it’s a one row repeat so no memorization. All I have to do is count garter ridges in order to keep my sections the same and make sure I start the contrast color on the right side row.
Yarn: Hansen Hand Dyes Mega Merino in Boys Don’t Cry for main color. And T&H Fiberworks Favorite Sock in Blue Suede Shoes for contrast color.
This is just so squishy and nice! The pattern is fab and easy to follow. Melanie Berg is just amazing. The main color was a little splitty but not unwieldy. I’m very glad I didn’t add extra sections cuz this thing is massive!
I’m over the moon with this and can’t wait to wear it next fall! Proof…..I took outdoor photos in the 95 degree heat!
After finishing Nangou I had a TON of the contrast color left over. I couldn’t bring myself to put it back in stash. At first it wanted to be socks and then it wanted to be a cowl and now I think it wants to be a shawl. It’s a sock skein from T&H Fiberworks in Blue Suede Shoes.
And then it hit me….I could make another shawl that would mirror Nangou in color. I did some Ravelry diving and came up with Terribly Simply by Caitlin Ffrench. The and everything was already wound so I took off!
The pattern is written for one color but I’m improvising stripes. It’s all soothing garter and the yarn is looking pretty good! This is my main project now ❤️.
I’ve completed all the contrast stripes and now working the final MC section. I have exactly six pattern repeats and bind off to go! The rows are getting very long. I can barely get two full repeats in on an evening. So progress feels like it is slow.
But I’m itching to get this done. Why? I’m not sure because it’s 90 degrees outside. I just want to squee over the precious when it’s done!
I’m three contrast stripes in! My Nangou is growing despite being close to 300 stitches per row.
I have to finish the current MC section then add another CC section and then finally add the last MC section and bind off. Between the pleasing colors and the rhythm of garter I’m fairly dedicated to this project. I’ve been rewatching The West Wing along with listening to the West Wing Weekly podcast and this project is a great match to Knitflixing.
I have enough yarn to add more sections and I’m torn. The pattern schematic tells me this is going to be 70 inches wide. Well….I didn’t check gauge so I’m not sure if I’m going to be ahead or behind of that. I want something big and squishy this leading me to adding another section. But I’m also ready to finish this and admire the finished pretty. I guess time will tell what I decide when I get closer to the end, lol.