Pattern: Summer Solstice Mystery Shawl KAL 2012 by Wendy D. Johnson
Ravelry Project Page: Silver Fox
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light; colorway Silver Fox
Yarn used: 97 g (407 yds)
Needles: Size 5 40" circular needles
Finished (blocked) measurements: 25.5" along the top edge, 63" along the bottom edge & 12" down the center back (to the lace point)
Modifications/Notes: I knit the pattern exactly as written without any extra increases except in the last section/clue. In Clue E (#5) I did all extra rows for length including repeating Rows 83 & 84 once more (twice total). In retrospect I wish I had done all of the extra repeats in each clue for extra length. The main reason I didn't do them all is because I was worried about running out of yarn and decided to play it safe. Though in weighing my shawl & my left over yarn, it turns out my skein of yarn was actually around 119 grams, which would have given me enough to do all the extra length repeats.
Normally I like small(er) shawls, but given the unique shape of this shawl I think it would have benefited from some additional length/depth. Overall I'm pretty happy with it and it was a great shawl to knit using just one skein of yarn. Now I just need to get a shawl pin (I know, how can I not own a shawl pin already) so that I can wear it effectively.
Notes on yarn weight:
- At the conclusion of Clue C (#3) I had 74 grams of yarn remaining.
- At the conclusion of Clue D (#4), I had 50 grams of yarn remaining. This clue used 24 grams of yarn.
- Clue E (#5): After knitting Rows 55-62 once, I had 44 grams of yarn left; it was at this point that I decided to knit extra repeats in this clue. At the completion of Row 84 (first time), I had 25 grams of yarn left; decided to knit Rows 83 & 84 once more to make it so that I completed each extra repeat twice (I know, I'm nerdy like that).