After finishing Raspberry Blaze I picked this project up again. I finished up one side last night and picked up the stitches to start working the other side. I decided that because I did not make the center stripe on this shawl as long as the one on my Charivari Zebra that I would turn this shawl into a shrug. This would also provide me with a way to use up all the leftover yarn. I had already divided up each skein into two for working the two sides. I took the leftovers from the first three strips from side one and divided them in half, and then joined them - blue to red to orange. When I finished up the yellow strip I divided the remianing yarn in half without cutting it from the work. I joined that yarn to my other remains. I then started working short rows in garter stitch. I knit until I was 3 stitches away from the center stitch (I have an odd number of stitches) and then turned and knit back. I continued knitting back and forth working 10 fewer stitches at the center each time. When I got to the blue I kept knitting toward the center on the last row to use up as much as possible.
I may join the edges using a weaving technique that I've seen where you pull the loops through each other, working your way up the live stitches, almost in a braid. If that doesn't work I'll do a three needle bind off using the remains of the self-striping skein.
Pattern: Traveling Zebra by Louise Robert
Yarn: Bis-sock by Biscotte & Cie
Needle: US 2.5 (3 mm) & US 4 (3.5 mm)