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.