Destiny Shawl Complete



Saturday night, I casted off over 400 stitches, phew!  I started to time it but then forgot to check my finish time....oh well.  Trust me it was quite a while.  I am sure you recall this is the Color Affliction Shawl.  It is a fantastic knit.  The construction is all garter stitch with increases occurring at each end.  Also the designer throws in some short row shaping.


It is the short row shaping, garter stitch and three different colors that make this project FUN.  I have a deep appreciation for garter stitch.  In my youth it was the ugly stitch. Not any more, it is classy and completely under appreciated.


I used finch yarn made by Quince and Co, which by the way has incredible customer service. I received the yarn quickly and it was wrapped in tissue paper-love that! Finch is fingering weight and has a slightly higher twist than my usual array of yarns.  It has a wonderful springiness when knitting.  I love the way the color is slightly muted.  I wish I could buy all of their yarn just to see all of the colors in person.


Sunday morning before church I soaked the shawl in wool wash (everyone should do this!) I did not block the daylights out of it.  I gently shaped it on the floor without pins.  I mainly wanted the edges to lay flat but keep my garter stitch ridges.


And since I wear my shawls like scarves the above photo is how I will probably wear it.

Comments

  1. I love it! very Springlike. Blessings!

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  2. As someone who just finished a garter stitch shawl, I couldn't agree more with you on this particular stitch. Your shawl is STUNNING. I LOVE the colors; they work so well together. Beautiful, beautiful work.

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  3. The shawl looks great, I love it! I also think the garter stitch looks classy and the colors are great together...it looks like a joy to wear!

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  4. The colors work beautifully together! Is Finch a soft yarn? I'm hoping to try some Quince & Co soon. :)

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  5. It's so beautiful Karen! I love the whole design and the colors are just
    perfect.
    I am with you on the Quince yarns, I want to order them all too.

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  6. Ah the garter stitch is underappreciated. It is so beautiful, your shawl. Oh my. You always inspire me!
    xo

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  7. absolutely stunning!!! love it!

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  8. will you stop it with all these brilliantly knitted projects just flying off the needles!
    really, tho, you're an inspiration.
    I just ordered from Quince as well.
    I also noticed and loved the way they sent the yarn...
    XO
    C

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  9. This is beautiful, love it!! The colours are amazing and it looks lovely on you.

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  10. it's lovely! i really want to make this this year.

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  11. Oh my goodness!! I think I'm in love! Gorgeous!

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  12. very pretty color affection! garter stitch has always been my favorite, i love that it's used in so many patterns now. enjoy your new shawl!

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  13. It looks gorgeous :) I've been looking forward to seeing it finished, as I've loved the colours since you started, and it's even better than I imagined :)

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  14. How pretty! I love the different stripes and the colors you chose. It looks very 'beachy' love it!

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  15. That's gorgeous! The colours are wonderful together & it just looks amazing! I'll have to start thinking about one of those for myself… xo

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  16. What a fun shawl!! Looks great.

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  17. It's fantastic Karen, and though I can only see a portion of you I think the color(s) looks perfect on you. And I have to agree, I love the Quince & Co. yarn...

    xo

    ps. and I never thought to use shawls as scarves--great idea!!

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  18. This came out GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely love it! The colors are fantastic and from the little we can see of you in the pictures it looks perfect on you!

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  19. Oh it came out lovely! way to go! so fantastic to finish a project like this isn't it?

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  20. It's beautiful. I agree that the 'ugly' stitch is under-appreciated. Nobody could look at your shawl and consider garter ugly!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  21. absolutely beautiful - LOVE garter stitch and short rows - my favourite kind of pattern ever. Now I must get a hold of some Quince!

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  22. gorgeous!!! it's lovely and the colors are so pretty. i think i'd also wear it like a scarf.

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  23. Oh Friend! I love it! LOVE! Great job!

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  24. It's gorgeous! I love the striping. And the colors are so springy :)

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  25. It is gorgeous! So interesting to look at...

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  26. LOVE!!! and the colors are so fantastic together :)

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  27. The shawl is a work of art. It looks gorgeous on. Jacinta

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