Last week, I finished one of the most enjoyable projects I've ever made. The combination of cashmere in my favorite color, an amazing pattern, and perfect needles made this project whiz by. Monogamy never felt so good before.
Yarn: Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 2 ply, color Vintage Rose. I used a little less than 2 skeins, so probably 600-700 yards.
Pattern: Miralda's Triangular Shawl, from Nancy Bush's Knitted Lace of Estonia
Needles: I find that Nancy Bush patterns usually call for needles that are a little too small for me to get gauge. I didn't do a swatch, I just used US 7s of Addi Turbo lace needles, which were absolutely perfect for this project.
Modifications: Check the errata for this pattern! I had to change one of the printed charts to correct a mistake. Otherwise, none.
Time: This took me about 2.5 weeks of completely monogamous knitting, and every minute of those 2.5 weeks were thoroughly enjoyable.
It's gorgeous! I'm just about to swatch for mine now - mostly so I can make my mistakes on shorter rows. BTW, I'm the opposite with Nancy Bush and gauge; I like to use a smaller needle.
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