pattern: Nightlock by Lisa Mutch
yarn: Another Crafty Girl Merino Sock in Lagoon and Zest
It's a crescent shaped shawl worked from the top down. I started it last weekend on the drive to visit my boyfriend's family and finished it yesterday. Nothing like a garter stitch shawl to boost your confidence! For the main blue section and first larger stripe section, I only had to worry about increases on the edge of every row. The "icicle" section is made by sets of paired increases. Thanks to this project, I will never again have to look up the difference between m1r and m1l.
I love this pattern so much because it's extremely wearable. It lays well no matter how you put it on so it's not a fussy shawl at all. This shawl was really a mystery for the majority of the time I was knitting it because it was so scrunched up on my needles. It was only after I bound off (using the decrease bind off to keep it stretchy) that I was really able to see what I had been knitting. Blocking totally perfected the shape.
The yarn I used for this project was amazing. I found Another Crafty Girl yarn through an ad on Ravelry. It's hand dyed yarn that has wonderful subtle color tones. It's not as visible in these pictures, but the Zest color also changes between light and dark yellow. Such a perfect combination for this funky, modern pattern!
Sweater fever is starting to overtake me after knitting all of these smaller items. I had a hard time deciding what my next project would be, but I finally decided last night. I should have my swatch finished by tonight!