Sunday, July 22, 2012

Wholehearted

The heat has backed off a little, so I finally felt like blocking my Wholehearted Shawl.

Wholehearted Shawl_2
Pattern: Wholehearted, by Erika Flory
Yarns: Quince and Co. Finch in the Kumlien's Gull colorway and String Theory Caper Sock in the Sandy River colorway
Needle: US 4/3.5mm Hiya Hiya

Wholehearted Shawl_4
Blocked dimensions: 58 inches wide by 21 inches high at center spine
Dimensions before blocking: 44 inches wide by 15.5 inches at center

Wholehearted Shawl_3

This is a pleasant pattern to knit—not difficult to work and easy to memorize, making it a really good travel or knit-night project. As shawls go, I'd say it's medium in size—not as small as a neck scarf but not huge, either. You could wear it either as a shawl or a scarf.

Wholehearted Shawl_1

I like how it plays solid-color fingering weight yarn against variegated. The stitch patterns add just enough interest without competing with the yarns.

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I didn't make any modifications except to knit a few rows less of garter stitch before the picot bind off (I was running out of the solid-color yarn).

The colors are very "me," and I'd love to keep it. But this one is going to charity—I'm going to donate it to the annual fundraiser for the arts center where my sister Jenny teaches.

Wherever you are, I hope you're finding some beauty in your weekend.  I spent Friday at Kripalu, and I'm still daydreaming about the field of poppies there. So beautiful!

Kripalu Poppy Field_1

Kripalu Poppy Field_2

Poppy, Kripalu

4 comments:

magnusmog said...

I love the poppies too. They are such hardy plants but so delicate at the same time.

Evelyn said...

I've knit the Wholehearted shawl, too, and it's a lovely pattern. Your choice of yam and colors is stunning!

Shelda said...

Oh, I love the poppies! It's nice to see such gorgeous colors.

The shawl is lovely, and I'm glad your heat has backed off. Ours is pretty oppressive at this point. Every growing things just looks parched.

KPiep said...

Oh my goodness, I love that last flower picture!

and e shawl is lovely. I like the edging...it's very interesting!