Monday, June 13, 2016

The Moon & the Mountain Knit Shawl

Clearly, hot summer weather doesn't stop me from knitting.

I needed a little break from knitting socks, but I didn't want to spend any money on yarn at the moment. So I dug into my stash and found the yarn to make this soft, beautiful shawl that I spotted on Craftsy.

Pattern: The Moon & the Mountain (also available as a kit on Craftsy that comes with both the yarn and the pattern)
Yarn: Cloudborn Superwash Merino Bulky in Grey Heather and Ocean

I like this pattern because once you get the stripe repeat down, you just have to refer to a handy little chart to figure out how far over to begin the Ocean stripes. The shawl worked up pretty quickly, and it was a nice project to work on while watching TV. (I watched the Tom Petty Running Down a Dream documentary on Netflix while I worked on this. And yes, the documentary is four hours long. So worth it.)

I only noticed after taking these photos that I forgot to add the gray row in between the two Ocean rows in the last stripe. Oops! I'm not bothered enough to rip it out though. Heh heh.

Instead of floating the yarn all the way across the wrong side of the shawl, I just twisted it down the rows as I knitted.

At first I thought I might have to wait a while to test this one out, but Asheville does have some cool summer nights, so maybe I'll be wearing it soon.

Are you still knitting through the summer? What are you working on?

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