Sorry, I couldn't resist the flimsy pun. My Wrap-Me-Shawl/Scarf is finally finished. I blogged about it way back on August 28. The finished piece really can double as a light shawl or a substantial scarf. I used Chris de Longpre's addendum for converting shawl into scarf. It ate yarn. I used about three and a half skeins of Noro Silk Garden sock yarn in two colorways and then a solid mocha sock yarn and a coffee sock yarn. I would guess about 1500 yards of fiber knit on #4 needles. I LOVED knitting this thing. Every block was an adventure. I really didn't want it to end.
My KnitPicks add-on needles really saved the day when I was knitting the garter stitch on the long edge. Here it is in full length. Wish it were a bit straighter but won't matter when it's on.
Added this last block of wager welt pattern per Chris's suggestion for a scarf. Then added my own touch of a random bobble band. I loved doing the picot edge.
The multi-directional piece in the upper right top is knitted separately and then attached with the 3-needle bind off. Best to do this with a needle several sizes larger to keep the flexibility in the scarf.
Having the ruffle running through vertically adds such a whimsical touch.
I am already planning my next one. Wonder if I have enough handspun of the same weight to give that a try? Off to check my growing/groaning stash!
I'm a sure enough Dallas native who spent a good part of my life in northern New Mexico, where I learned the arts of spinning, weaving, and dyeing. Combining those skills with my long time love, knitting, is what I do best these days.