Pattern: Cladonia by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Holiday Yarns FlockSock in Milky Way, Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Lettuce Leaf
Needles: US 7
I've loved this pattern for quite a while. I haven't seen an unattractive one, in fact. Even though I've never fancied myself a shawl person, I thought, since I was tired of making socks with my sock club yarn, I'd try a shawl. As you can see, it was a good decision. :) I hadn't intended to use the same colors as the pattern, but my stash treated me well. The Madtosh I got from someone's stash on Ravelry. It had some spots that looked like an animal chomped through one of the plies, so I hope it wears okay. I fixed it where I could, but not every time.
I knit this whole shawl English style (I'm a super fast Continental knitter) and it came out so light and airy, that I've decided all of my shawls will be knit English! The pattern is really simple and mindless (even the lace section was pretty simple), so I knit it on the bus going to and from school. It took me a bit longer to finish it between the English and only knitting on the commute, but it's done and wonderful. My only complaint is that the picot edge took quite a while, but it's so pretty that I can't really complain.
I'm swatching for another shawl (don't call it that, though, or John won't wear it!) today. I'll update you Wednesday (if I have time. School....).
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