Tuesday, March 13, 2012

WIP: Prairie Rose Shawlette


What's that you ask?  Why yes, I have started another shawl.

After finishing the Onda Cowl in a day, I reluctantly went back to this project, the Prairie Rose shawlette from The Knitter's Book of Wool, which I started knitting out of some random cashmere I got at a yarn and fabric shop's moving sale.  I saw this lone skein on the counter with a 50% off label on it, and I snapped it up.  What can I say?  I'm a sucker for cashmere.


I've knit this shawl once before, and though the pattern called for 370 yards with the given number of repeats, I was just barely squeaking by (and ended up ripping back a whole repeat) with 400 yards.  This time I have 437 yards, so I'm prepared to knit until it's almost gone.  I think this yarn, a discontinued domestic brand called Cashmere America, still has some oil on it - it's pretty scratchy for a cashmere yarn.  I'm hoping that it will bloom nicely on blocking.

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