Sunday, March 20, 2022

Textured Shawl Recipe

 was searching for the perfect stash-busing project for some single skeins of yarn I had picked up years ago from Webs while living in Northampton. This pattern really fit that bill. 


The pattern is the free Textured Shawl Recipe by Orlane Sucche and was a real throwback for me -- I think I first knit this pattern as a teenager who had just discovered Ravelry. I have no idea where that original shawl is now but I'm so happy I returned to this pattern. You can make it as big or as small as you want (which is one of the best things about triangle shawls). My project page can be found here. 


I picked up two skeins of Cascade 220 Sport (one in gray and one in yellow) years ago at the Webs annual sale that I loved the look of together, but didn't know what to do with such small amounts. Enter: this pattern. I held both yarns together and used US Size 7 needles.


This pattern is so simple and make for perfect Netflix/couch knitting. My plan was to just knit until I ran out of yarn. To be honest, it's a little too small. I think if I had got up a needle size or two (or three) it would have helped a lot. It's a pretty tight knit and also quite stiff. It's also a bit scratchy. It's definitely warm and I've successfully worn it out bandana-style while running errands, but its functionality ends about there. Not ready to frog it yet but that may be in its future.

Final Thoughts

Overall, this pattern is great! My execution though leaves a bit to be desired...

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