So, a long time ago I bought yarn from Mostly Merino at the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Fest. It's a heavy worsted, about 4 stitches to the inch and I also purchased a sweater pattern for it. Didn't start it. As we know, merinos have a history in Vermont. And interestingly, I had traveled to this farm a long time ago as a day trip during a workshop at Green Mountain Spinnery.
In 2006, after moving to South Carolina, I found a cool triangular shawl pattern with intriguing shaping, done in a cone, actually, neatly avoiding...you guessed it....purling in stranded colorwork!! It came from Sheep to Shawl by Patricia Kim for Philosopher's Wool. Construction involved starting on 4 needles then moving to a circ, with 2 increases per row at the edges. Once done, there is a steek to stitch up and cut, to open up the triangle. I decided to repurpose the lovely merino and wool blend for this heavy shawl. It's the kilim shawl, here's the pattern
I decided this year to try to finish some old FO's, of which this is one. It actually was almost done; there are 5 different colors. As there were different amounts of each color, there has been some spontaneous "vibration" use of the colors...as in I used what seemed to work at the moment...
I am having fun doing an icord at the top
It will be a big blanket of a shawl...after it's steek is steeked and the fringe applied
And in other news, here's a new offering at youtube
why is it that this IMMEDIATELY reminded me of the killer rabbit in Monty Python and The Holy Grail...?