However, the deadline was only in my head, so I'm not going to beat myself up about it, especially since I was project-monogamous for the nine days it took to knit this bad boy. Without further ado...
Ashton Shawlette [Rav link] by Dee O'Keefe;
knit with approximately 780yds of
This free pattern is written for a skein of sock yarn, but I had lots and lots of yardage to burn. My mods were as follows:
- size US8 needles (not US5)
- 7x Chart 2 (not 5x)
- 2x Chart 3 rows 15-24 (not 1x)
- bind off 403 sts (not 319sts)
This shawl blocked to an extremely ginormous size:
The McNamara colorway is sooo gorgeous; it has some really dark teal green and some olive and some emerald and some forest green and there's nothing cooler than watching the tones shift as it gets knit. Lovely and wonderful.
The shawl bug has hit hard, so I've joined a Ravelry group committed to knitting "12 shawls in 2012" -- three down, nine to go!