Blocking shawls

I really like knitting shawls. I really dislike blocking them. Sure, blocking makes them look 10x better. I just don’t enjoy crawling all over the floor, trying to thread the blocking wires, and the whole stretch-pin-stretch more-move pins thing. So, I usually leave completed shawls in a pile before I get around to blocking them. I would much rather spend my time starting a new project.

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This pattern is Shetland Ruffles by Kieran Foley.  This pattern looks great with self striping yarns. The yarn I used is String Theory Colorworks in the Entanglement base in the Beryllium color. I made the scarf narrower since I only had one skein of yarn. This was a fun project and I think I could knit this pattern more than once–very rare for me.

20150402g This shawl is Lotus Challenge by Xandy Peters. She comes up with incredible patterns that look like they should be colorwork, but aren’t. They’re done with stacked increases and decreases. This shawl is made out of Malabrigo Silky Merino. It’s a very soft yarn that’s great for garter shawls. I enjoyed knitting this shawl, but picking out colors was hard.