I love, love, love this finished object!
On June 21st I cast on the Stitch Sampler Shawl, a free pattern on Ravlery (designer: On This Day Designs).
I had planned on finishing this prior to a trip I had planned to California in September.
I was knitting away…
…however, life got in the way and I just finished it.
A local yarn shop went out of business a few months ago and I purchased the following yarn at a deep discount:
- Manos Del Uruguay Serpentina in Malala
- Manos Del Uruguay Maxima in Sand (2 hanks)
- Manos Del Uruguay Maxima in Cactus Flower
I had been looking for the perfect pattern to use them.
I’m so glad I chose the Stitch Sampler Shawl.
I thoroughly enjoyed knitting this shawl.
I did make changes to the pattern to suit my personal knitting enjoyment.
- Row 18: I changed to a knit row (this was more by accident)
- Rows 43-55 I changed to stockinette, starting with a knit row. (I’m not a fan of seed stitch for large projects)
- Row 88: I changed to a knit row to match Row 18
I did a stretchy bind off, tutorial found here (Very Pink Knits)
One thing I do wish I had done, slip each last stitch purl wise to make a nice edge (I’ll file that away for another project).
I have enough yarn left over to make a fun hat!
I need to properly block it, but I want to use it so who knows when that will happen!
Knitting this definitely increased my knitting confidence.
I was able to knit this while watching tv and made few mistakes.
I think several repeats of this pattern would make a lovely blanket.
I definitely recommend this free pattern!
Another project from my Year of Projects list complete!