Aug 09 2009

Koigu Shawl

Published by at 1:00 pm under Blather

This is an older knit that I finished last December. It was my stress knitting while I was crunching out the last of my Master’s thesis, a nice soothing garter stitch project that I could work on while I read and reread source material. Since it was finished up between the bustle of coursework and the holidays, it never got a proper photoshoot. High time to fix that!

Koigu Shawl
Pattern: Spanish Dancer by Sandi Luck
Yarn: Koigu Painter’s Palette Premium Merino mill ends in every colorway I could get my hands on
Needles: US6/4.0 mm
The Koigu mill ends are an event at MDSW, in a little booth that is packed as bad as a Lex Ave subway train during rush hour. I got the yarn for this shawl at the ’08 festival with an eye for a shawl, and then I just… kept it. For the rest of the year. I took what I think is my favorite stash photograph ever with it:

Koigu Mill Ends

And I finally came upon the Spanish Shawl pattern, which is really just garter stitch with a ruffle, perfect for showing off all the colors of my collection. So I dove right in and came out with something that looks like watercolors.

Koigu Shawl

It’s a simple pattern, but sometimes simple is just what you need.

Koigu Shawl

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