Wednesday, June 25, 2014

FO: Taygete

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Over a year ago, my mom inspired me to make my own Taygete after I saw her gorgeous version in Tosh Merino Light in shades of lavender. I thought it was so pretty that I decided to make my own! I bought the yarn, Sincere Sheep Tenacious, at Madrona Fiber Arts on one of my precious days off from working on the fashion show, and cast on the second I finished my deadline knitting. I loved every second of knitting it - it was a welcome breath of fresh knitting after working on different versions of the same dumb lovely but complicated sweater for three months.

But then - in my fashion - after messing up on the bind-off last summer, I shoved it in a bag to deal with later. I picked it up again a few months ago in an effort to clear out my WIP basket, and finished it, and then it sat around for a while longer until I blocked about a million things last week.

I didn't take great notes, but I remember vaguely that I added an extra repeat or two of the lace motif - for some reason, I felt like the proportions of the finished garter section on my shawl begged for a  slightly deeper lace section.

Overall, I'm really happy with it! And as I mentioned on Monday, I'm already plotting my next striped shawl pattern...

All the details are on Ravelry here.

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