I finished my Drea Renee Knits Nightshift Shawl!
Made from stash yarn, I am pleased with how it turned out!
A Swarthy Parrot Fish (blue variegated) (used entire skein)
B HiKoo White
C Manos Grey
D Nice & Knit Capsize (orange)
E Hikoo Marbled Gray
F Nice & Knit Dockside (gold)
I particularly liked working with the Hikoo yarn…super soft and lovely to knit with.
Before starting, I really tried to make sure I had good color matches for each section (I didn’t want to put gray with gray, etc.)
Colors pairings by section:
Section One: Parrot Fish and White
Section Two: Parrot Fish and Gray
Section Three: Parrot Fish and Orange
Section Four: Parrot Fish and Marbled Gray
Section Five: Parrot Fish and Gold
Section Six Marbled Gray and Gold
Section Seven: Gold and Orange
Section Eight: Marbled Gray and White
Section Nine: White and Gray
Section Ten: Gray and Orange
On section 10 I did not knit the last 4 rows due to lack of available time…I really had a window to do the bind off so I skipped the last four rows (a decision I do not regret).
What I would change:
Only sections eight and nine. I think it is too abrupt a change from darker colors to a large section of light colors then back to a darker for section ten. I thought I had planned my colors to avoid this, but I didn’t.
However, I still love it!
Pre blocking measurements:
Post Blocking measurements:
The tip still curls in like a cornucopia but its cute!
(excuse my attire, I was still in my scrubs and couldn’t wait to try it on after it dried!)
This was an easy knit but one I still needed to pay attention too (I had to rip back 1.5 rows after I accidentally slipped 4 stitches instead of two. Ripping out was nerve wracking.
I would certainly recommend this pattern to a beginner.
Also as an FYI, I emailed the designer a question re: the pattern and received a super quick reply which was awesome!
Have a good week!