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