As promised, here is my recently-finished knitting project. I finished it a couple of weeks ago, but finally got photos taken this weekend.
This was another Downton Abbey-themed mystery knit-a-long like the one I did last year. Initially I thought I would sit this one out, but then I got caught up in the excitement. It didn’t help that I found a yarn I fell in love with!
The pattern is called a shawl by the designer, but it is shaped more like a wrap. Luckily I chose my yarn hoping I could wear this as an evening wrap, so the end result is perfect for the use I had in mind!
It took me extra long to knit this pattern because after I knit almost three quarters of it, I decided to rip it all out and start over. The finished dimensions were turning out to be VERY long, and I felt that a shorter wrap would be better for me. It would have hung down to almost my knees. I am so glad I did this because I am very happy with the finished length.
I love the lacy details in this wrap. I have discovered that I enjoy lace knitting quite a bit, though I have only tried simple lace patterns so far. I will certainly be doing more lace knitting!
The color of this yarn has proven to be very difficult to photograph accurately. This picture comes the closest:
Pattern: Lady Mary’s Comfort Wrap by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich. It is available as a free download from Jimmy Beans Wool.
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino. I chose the “Cloudy Sky” colorway and used 510 yards.
Additional photos of my shawl and details about changes I made can be found in my Ravelry project.