…why yes, it is Friday and I have an FO to share! I unpinned my Through the Loops Summery Mystery shawl this morning and got out my big camera for the photoshoot. If you don’t want to see, click away. This post is full of spoilers!
Kirsten wrote the pattern for two colors, and I’d originally planned to use two, but found a fourth skein of the Ivory and decided to go for monochrome. I think it works especially well with this color (yes, off-white is a color!)
The shawl is supposed to be a semi-circle, but my finished piece is 60″ wide and 33″ long, a tiny bit oval. I’m really glad I omitted one of the repeats (in the section before the mesh lace) or it would be noticeably oval-ish (and yikes, even bigger!) I modeled it on the backside of the dress form just for fun. I really think I’ll wear it more like a cowl (as in the first photo above).
I do love the Shibui Staccato for lace. It blocks beautifully and has a slight sheen, thanks to the silk content; it’s also nice to knit.
That’s pretty much the whole story, but I’ve updated my Ravelry project page if you want to see more.
Wishing everyone a happy weekend!