Reason would suggest that knitters are a dedicated, loyal bunch.
An average sock contains over 20,000 stitches. You’d have to be either barking mad or truly head-over-heals to create something you could buy at a store for a couple dollars for many times that amount when you figure not only the cost of the yarn but the hours and hours of labor each sock takes.
But deep down in every knitter, including myself, monogamy is a struggle. So many patterns, so many yarns, so many temptations to lead you astray.
And I beg your forgiveness because the reason it’s been a week between posts is because, well . . .
There was this knit-along I helped create and I couldn’t not cast on when everyone else was.
Yes, another Shetland Triangle. I adore this pattern.
I used Ball and Skein Artisan Merino and Silk. I found this yarn when searching for something similar to Sundara’s Aran Silky Merino, which is hard to come by. On the site it said the yarn was DK weight, but it’s not. It’s fingering.
When I realized the (rather large) discrepancy in weight I about choked. I had my heart set on doing this shawl with a heavier yarn, and I was afraid if I doubled the strands I wouldn’t have enough yardage. I went for it anyways, and I ended up with enough and a little to spare.
The end result is gorgeous. The color of the yarn and the pattern remind me of a wheat field. I used size 7 needles and the same number of repeats the pattern called for. I did the Brooklyn Tweed modification so my edges wouldn’t be pointy.