Friday, September 30, 2022

Ready for blocking

In the past few weeks, I've spent most of my spare time working on a Craftsy class, Alder Shawl. I was hoping to expand my understanding of chart reading and learn some new skills. The only thing new I learned was the Knit Two Together Through the Back Loops Bind Off, which I really enjoyed.

This is my first half circle shawl. The design is wonderful, but I am not a fan of DK weight yarn. I prefer working with fingering or lace weight. 

It's easy to see that this shawl needs to be blocked, which I will do after the weekend. My sister is coming to visit, and I use the bed that she will be using for blocking my shawls. Since this yarn is a cotton/acrylic blend, I think it will take a couple of days to dry. It will be nice and cozy on cold winter days!


  1. I can just imagine this as a gypsy skirt! Lovely ❤️

  2. Wondered where you were! Thought you’d gone into early onset hibernation!!!!

  3. Amazing! I can’t tink for the life of me so tend to stay clear of that type of bind off in case I mess up. But, that is such a pretty, unique shawl. Dianne, (won’t let me log in)


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