Monday, August 18, 2014

Shallows KAL Progress.

We hope you're enjoying our summer knit-along for Shallows . It's fun to see all the works-in-progress, but it's even better when the finished projects start showing up.

Pat B finished this one (and has since finished a few more...all just as pretty!)
the first FO!
For this piece, she used a single skein (170 yards) of Manos Serena - a fingering weight blend of alpaca and cotton that is soft to knit, blocks beautifully and drapes perfectly.

She knit three repeats (instead of the pattern-suggested four) and had just a little yarn left over. The blocked piece is nearly 7" wide and 38" long, just right for a single wrap.

One more easy modification (that I plan to use myself) is a 3-needle bindoff to join the two ends. It's nearly hidden against the garter stitch ridge that begins the piece. And it's a lot faster!

We've revived our finished objects thread on Ravelry. Please share your FO's there; we can't wait to see!

5 comments:

  1. This is lovely, I like seeing other yarns that are used for this project.

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  2. I missed this one. is it too late for the KAL?

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    1. Of course not! I'm still working on mine and the newsletter going out later today offers another yarn suggestion. We'll be starting a new KAL mid-September, but even so, it's never too late to jump on board!

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  3. is there a video on your 3 needle castoff to join the two ends?

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    1. I always refer my students to Knittinghelp.com. Here's a link to their 3-needle bindoff video. http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/three-needle-bind-off-english. Hope this helps!

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