A long time ago, I joined RedHeart.com’s Marly Bird Garter Stitch Shawl Knit Along.
I have finally finished!
This is my biggest knit project since I started knitting this past year.
Is it perfect, heck no, but I am tickled pink by it!
My color inspiration was this crochet Nordic Shawl:
I took it to work last week and a friend (a knitting guru) fixed my dropped stitches for me. This weekend, Sunday was a pure “stay in your pjs” rain day, so I was able to get many additional rows completed.
I did change it up a bit from the original pattern. I learned that I’m not much of a fan of purling, so Section II/Mini Section III I changed to all garter stitch in a solid color (wheat). I’m sure as I knit more, I’ll get used to purling.
Once I started Section III, honestly, I was ready for this project to be over. So, I chose to do just a few rows of garter stitch again.
There were a heck of a lot of ends to weave in (not my favorite thing to do).
I am glad that I took the time to do the I-Cord bind off though. It was a great learning experience. Marly’s video tutorial found here.
It really does give it a nice finished look, and it is super stretchy.
Even though I ended at a shorter length, it is perfect for me. I plan to wear this during the winter as a scarf, it wraps nicely without being too bulky!
Find me on Ravelry: MrsMcD918
Pattern: Marly Bird Garter Stitch Shawl
Yarn: RedHeart Soft in Coral, Wheat and Turquoise
Needles: Deborah Norville Circular US 9