More stripes! But I think I’m pretty much striped out for now.
Once again, I braved high temperatures to model a shawl for you. At least this time, it was linen instead of wool. Good thing, since it was 102 when this photo was taken.
Pattern: Stripe Study Shawl, by Veera Välimäki
Yarn: Shibui Knits Linen, in “Tar” and “Ash”, 2 skeins each
Needles: US 6/4.0mm
Ravelry project here.
Modifications: Used kfb increases for the increases at the edges (but not at the spine).
The linen has lovely drape, but I did have a lot of trouble with one skein of the yarn. The yarn is made up of a single strand of linen thread, which is formed into a chain. One of the skeins had numerous sections where the chain wasn’t properly formed, and the “yarn” was just a couple of thin strands instead of a chain. Some of those sections were several feet long, and I had to cut them out. Joining and weaving in ends with this yarn is no picnic, so it was a bit frustrating. Fortunately, it was the last skein of yarn that had the problem.