Friday, January 10, 2014

Time and space shawl.

I started on this little shawl/kerchief back in December, but since I was mostly working on Christmas gifts, progress was slow. (Although this pattern works up so quickly!) Anyway, I finished it on Christmas day.

It's not technically a shawl, since it's not big enough to wrap around your shoulders. I wear it wrapped around my neck...usually with the point in the front and the ends wrapped around my neck and then tucked behind the shawl in the front. (No pictures of me wearing it, but you get the idea.)

The pattern is a free one called The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief. It knits up quickly and it's easy. When I first started reading the pattern, it looked long and complicated, but it's not. It's just written very descriptively! :)

The yarn is KnitPicks' Gloss DK in the "winter night" colorway. I picked it because it reminded me of the TARDIS. Of course. I'm always on the lookout for the perfect "TARDIS blue" yarn. This yarn is 70% merino and 30% silk, so it has a really nice shine to it.

This was the first knitting project that I've done where the blocking drastically changed the size of the project. This shawl wasn't even big enough to wrap around my neck before blocking. It was supposed to block to approx. 15" by 53", but I could only get the edge to stretch to 43". It works, though. {Project page}


  1. Very nice!
    I am doing the Ysolda Teague mystery shawl knit along and I'm going out of my mind not knowing how it will turn out! (I don't care for surprises.) I have been working on the Jane Eyre Shawl for almost a year now but that is more of a blanket-y style wrap. I have no idea how this mystery shawl will turn out, how it's meant to be worn or styled, what shape it's going to be...


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