Pattern: Round shawl by Lang Yarns, Fatto a Mano #211, pattern 6
Yarn: 5 skeins of Lang Yarns, Merino 120 Colour superwash #011
Needles: 4mm Circulars
Start of project: September 14, 2014
End of project: September 24, 2014
My round shawl is done!
I had a good start with this pattern (and I liked that it came to Tschiertschen with me) but then it seemed to take forever, especially when I had to go back 22 rows yesterday because I realised that I had done one of the cables two rows too early. At first I pretended not to be bothered by it, but then I just couldn't ignore it anymore. The unravelling was painful and the picking up of 202 stitches was very slow. It took me a while to get all the stitches fully and facing in the right direction back on the needle. But I am very glad that I did it, because I know otherwise I'd always remember.
I liked knitting this shawl because while the pattern wasn't very difficult at all once I got into it, it was still interesting enough to keep me focused. It was my first magazine pattern and I am sure I'll knit more patterns by Fatto a Mano.
I liked seeing the colours change, they are just perfect for my taste. The yarn is soft and warm and I am looking forward to wearing it around my neck. I will also knit myself a pair of mitts with the same yarn soon, I think the cable and lace wrist warmers I did a few weeks ago will look really pretty with this yarn.
The only thing I didn't like about this yarn were the knots in the middle of at least three skeins. They were annoying because I had to cut out the knots, start over and then had many more ends to weave in but they were even more annoying because twice the yarn continued in a very different part of the colour gradient and I had to cut out a long part.