Monday, August 8, 2016
Knitting: Mom's Multnomah shawl.
Today is my mom's birthday! She's one of those people who I always make gifts for, because she appreciates them and therefore she deserves handmade. :) Socks are my go-to knitted gift for her, because she always loves those. But for a while I've been wanting to knit her a shawl.
The pattern is Multnomah. This is the second time I've knitted it (first time here), and it's a nice pattern. It really is a decent sized shawl from just one skein of fingering weight yarn! A part of me always thinks "cowboy bandana" when it comes to wearing smaller triangle-shaped shawls around your neck. :) But the edging on this one seems to make it a softer and more feminine triangle, somehow. Last time I struggled a bit because I decided to make the shawl bigger (I had more yarn), but this time I followed the pattern exactly and guess what? This Multnomah is only a couple inches smaller in wingspan than the other, and it's actually an inch deeper. So I should have just left well enough alone the first time, ha. It blocked out to be about 15 inches by 53 inches.
The yarn is madelinetosh: Tosh Merino Light in the Ophelia colorway. It's lovely, soft single-ply yarn that knits up into an airy shawl. My only disappointment was that the colorway knitted up a lot darker than I expected. My mom loves pink, and I thought that the pink color would be more prominent than the dark blueish-black. (Actually, from a distance, the colors in this shawl remind me a lot of my Hitchhiker.) Hopefully she doesn't mind. Happy birthday, Mom!
Ravelry project page.