My love for relatively mindless projects knows no bounds these days, as evidenced by the number of simple shawls, hats, blankets, and socks currently in progress. (Also in evidence: my ability to focus on a single project is practically nil as I bounce from shawl to socks and back again.)
Still working with Single Fingering from Knitted Wit, this time I opted to double up the yarn and knit this amazing shawl designed by Shannon Squire: Puget Sound. I’d checked out this pattern ages ago but didn’t give it much thought because I didn’t want to bother with weighing my yarn to determine when to start decreasing (which would form a symmetrical triangle shape). I did love the lace pattern, though, so I checked with Shannon about just continuing the increases to create an asymmetrical triangle — and she was super enthusiastic about my knitting plans. (So enthusiastic, in fact, that she’s now knitting a similar shawl!)
I kept on with the eight-row pattern repeat until I was just about out of yarn and then used an I-cord bind-off to finish the shawl. It measures about 84″ wide and 24″ deep, the perfect size for wrapping around my neck and shoulders for a little extra warmth.
And now that it’s finished and blocked and wrapped around me, I’m itching to knit another — it’s just that kind of fun project that makes for excellent television knitting!