White Out Shawl Complete
Over the weekend, I cast off the last stitch of this mammoth forever knit. I have to tell you, this shawl is huge. Because of the alpaca-silk content, I will be warm no matter the weather whatever the weather may be this winter.
While I was knitting this shawl, I kept wondering how it would turn into a triangle since it was knit tip to tip. The designer is a magician and after a gentle blocking - boom - a triangle!
The past few summers, I've had a lace weight knit on the needles. I find the massive amount of knitting soothing and the lightness of the project bag perfect for car or travel knitting. Even though I ripped out this shawl and restarted with smaller needles and no mistakes, I enjoyed the project.
The pattern is well written and includes charts for the lace sections. I recommend this pattern for an intermediate or advanced knitter. Knitting with an alpaca-silk blend is tricky because of the slickness of the yarn. For more control, knitting with wool and silk would give more grip of the stitches.
However, I love the drape of alpaca and silk blends.
Ravelry notes are here