I recently finished a two color shawl that I really like. It’s a triangle that grows from one side point across to a wide edge on the other side. It is mostly garter stitch, but with just enough variations and slipped stitches to make it interesting to knit.
I haven’t blocked it yet, so it is bound to grow larger.
Shawl: Lochlyn, in Mad Tosh Merino Light; colorways Cove & Whiskey Barrel
The shawl done, I needed more to knit, so I went stash diving and came up with two very different skeins.
The first is some of my handspun, polwarth wool and silk in a DK weight two ply. I dyed it turquoise and brown before spinning it, and while I’m not crazy about the final color, it is springy, cheerful, and quick to knit with. The cowl pattern I chose is a good one for mindless knitting in meetings and easily interrupted, so it has become my work project.
For home, I pulled out a very shiny tencel yarn that I bought at OFFF a couple of years ago. It is slick, and has absolutely no give, but I love the color and sheen. I chose a lacy shawl pattern with a bunch of charts, so I’m working on it in the evenings at home when I have time to concentrate. I’ve never blocked tencel, so I will have to do some research into methods.
It makes for a messy looking wad of yarn on the needles, but lace knitting becomes magically different once it is stretched.
Tencel yarn: Teresa Ruch tencel 5/2; colorway Sedona