Two years in the making, but I think it was worth completing. I gave you a lot of the details in a previous post, ‘WIP’ and you can find complete details and modifications are on my Ravelry site at http://www.ravelry.com. I am known as ‘frazzldknitter’. Note the spelling, there was already a frazzledknitter.
I hate wearing coats, they are bulky and uncomfortable and I get too hot wearing them. This sweater coat should be perfect for most types of weather for me, but I am in no hurry to start wearing it. I am much happier with just a bit of cool and then I can wear shawls!
A couple of months ago I bought this kit of yarn. It had five different yarns and textures. The yarn is from Cat Mountain and made locally in Colorado. While browsing Ravelry one day I found this shawl pattern called, Bermuda, knitted with lots of short rows and knew I had found the perfect pattern for this yarn.
To make sure I would have enough yarn (there was only a total of 500 yards with the kit and I did not want to skimp on the size) I decided to do the eyelet rows with a single yarn contrast. To accent the eyelet a little better I did the before and after garter rows with the same contrast yarn. That yarn came from my stash. A greyt match and idea, because I did not have to buy more yarn. Also, the gold rows (my own modification) are a combination of a couple more of my stash yarns. I did buy one more skein of yarn, to add a lighter contrast, but only used it in a couple of short row sections. Complete details are on Ralvery. The project is called, ‘Colorado Short-row Shawl’.
I have shown the shawl to several people and the first thing they comment on is the eye catching short rows. Another pat on the back for the greytknitter!
HAPPY KNITTING AND BLOGGING!