Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Catkin - Knitting Done and Shawl Blocked

I finished this up last weekend and blocked it Monday.  It took a couple of days to dry.  I still need to sew on the buttons.  I used up almost all of the blue, and 80% of the red.  I was actually getting nervous about having enough blue to finish and weighed my skein after each set of blue rows once I get into the final section.  I managed to get home early today, because I went in early this morning, so I was able to get some slightly better shots.
When I started this shawl I thought that I would do the blue as Color A and the red as Color B, but as I was swatching I realized they would look better the other way.  The reason?  The red is a warm color and tends to come forward, while the blue is a cool color that tends to recede.  When I had the colors switched in the swatch the shawl just felt unbalanced.  This is my first time knitting with Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere, and it is delightful to work with.  Definitely smooshy.

Pattern:  Catkin by Carina Spencer
Yarn:  Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in Blue Skies Ahead and Rosy
Needles:  US 4 (3.5 mm)


  1. It's lovely. I'm still trudging along on chart 1! But I should finish that today or tomorrow.

    1. Thanks :-). It should go faster once you get chart 1 done.