To The Frog Pond It Went!

So my idea of mixing my handspun Favorite Scarf with my KitSap modified cardigan has been sent to the frog pond.  The thought was good, but I did not care for the fit of the cardigan or how the handspun panel was draping.  The KitSap pattern is very well written and I love the design, it just wasn't right for my idea. 

Courtesy of Sunshinewalks
I can honestly say that the Favorite Scarf Ever pattern (a free download on Ravelry) is perfect for handspun and is super easy to memorize.  I found this pattern to be quite soothing and loved that it was a mindless knitting project.  

I definitely will be knitting this scarf up in the future with either handspun or Noro Silk Garden.  I love how the simplicity of the stitch designs shows off the yarn.

Truly this would be a great pattern to consider for gift knitting, and I found a hat design with the same stitch pattern that would compliment it nicely called Speargrass, a design by Susie Gourlay of Knit Natural.

So what did I do with my re-caked handspun ?  Since I absolutely love my handspun yarn, I decided to make another Half Granny Shawl, a quick crochet design by Anastacia Zittel.  




As I write this post, I am happy to report that my shawl is complete and is now blocking.  I had just enough yardage to even make a crocheted picot edge. The current blocked measurement is 24 1/2" from the top to the bottom tip, and 39" across the top.  This will work just perfectly for a warm cowl like wrap.  I will be posting a "finished" photo soon!

Until next time ~ be creative!
Tina


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