The Cookie is Sweet

Yippee Skippy!

We had a beautiful day in the 60’s. Seemed like spring! Perfect for a photo shoot.

Forest Canopy - wide version

Pattern: Forest Canopy, by Susan Lawrence
Yarn: Cookie’s handspun from Cupcake Fiber Company sock batts, colorway “Cookie Wined/Whined”
Needles: US 7/4.5mm

Modifications: I love the Forest Canopy pattern just as it is, but to make the best use of the yardage, I wanted to make the shawl a bit wider and shallower so there would be plenty of width for throwing it over my shoulders. To do that, I did an increase on every wrong side row (except for the border) as follows:

k2, p1, pf&b, purl to last 4 sts, pf&b, p1, k2

That gave me 6 increases over 2 rows instead of 4.

I had to work out how to fit the extra stitches into beginning and ending of each row, but I think it worked out very well. I love the shape, and it sits nicely on the shoulders. It’s a great size for a shoulder shawl or scarf.

Ravelry project here.

Cookie‘s handspun was awesome to work with – springy, squishy, and elastic. And so even and well-balanced! It was truly a pleasure to knit with it, and the finished shawl feels great. Cookie, you’re a peach! xoxoxoxoxoxo

Forest Canopy - wide version

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13 Responses to The Cookie is Sweet

  1. Cookie says:

    I love it!

    How on earth did you turn my weirdo first sock yarn into such a beautiful shawl?!

  2. margene says:

    Love the modifications, love Cookie’s yarn and love your finished project! Loved the sunny day, too!

  3. Kitten says:

    Your knitting, Cookie’s spinning, couldn’t be anything else but lovely, of course.

  4. susan says:

    Totally awesome! You did a fantastic job adapting the pattern.

  5. Carrie#K says:

    Wow, gorgeous!! Perfect execution too.

  6. Laritza says:

    One of the prettiest I have seen.

  7. jill says:

    Stunning! It’s taking me FOREVER to knit a shawl and you whip that lovely piece up in no time – with modifications! I am humbled, again. Brava!
    And short sleeves in February? 🙂

  8. Nora says:

    It really is beautiful, and I love the shape. Do let us know how you worked in those extra stitches!

  9. Rachel says:

    Oh so beautiful!
    I keep going back to this pattern, I think you gave me the final reason to knit it soon.

  10. Chris says:

    LOL at Cookie’s comment! It’s gorgeous! And I’m so jealous of your weather. True, it was 46F here today, but 60!

  11. marianne says:

    Absolutely Stunning! and there you go again, rockin’ it with that colour! love the mods.

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