There has been an awful lot of mindless knitting the last few months. I knit almost constantly when we watch tv but unfortunately for you guys, most of it is pretty bland stuff. I’m starting to break out of my funk, though, starting with this.
I finished it on Saturday but it’s not blocked out yet. It’s pretty huge.
Pattern: Kiri shawl (my fourth now, I think).
Needles: 4.5mm. I used those new Cubix needles from Knitpicks that have edges like a pencil. I find them very comfortable but not necessarily for every project.
I’d never used this yarn before so I was interested to see how it would compare to the seemingly incomparable Rowan Kidsilk Haze. Overall, very well. It is constructed a bit differently, so the strand of silk is apparent. This is quite nice, actually, and gives a nice pearlescent sheen.
And, of course, costing about half of what the Rowan usually is, the price was right – I just wanted the colour. I’ll post more photos when it’s blocked.