I don’t have too much else to say about the knitting because it was just straight forward pattern-following with size 3 needles. I knit the border a bit loose because I was worried about it being too tight, but that was unnecessary. I may even play with blocking the garter section a bit wider.
This shawl could work with any fingering yarn, I think. I might make another some day in a slightly “plumper” single merino, but this was the color I wanted for my first Settler. I think Libby’s sample influenced my decision.
The effect of that border is so stunning. It looks way more intricate than it is. I do think it’s my new favorite technique. And with a slightly varied color shade… so perfect.
Thankfully, my daughter helped me out by wearing my shawl for these photos. I did not feel like looking decent right then and it’s so much quicker when I’m behind the lens. These took maybe a minute and a half.
Can you tell she’s helping me hide the two ends I have yet to weave in? Yikes.
This Quaere Fibre merino silk/blend is so lovely. I am a new fan. Janel has so many colorways and seems to have mastered hand dyed tweeds. That is something I don’t often see when I look for indie yarns. I think her tweed sock yarns would make a fabulous Featherweight, like Molly’s, or a shawl, like Libby’s next shawl that I’ve seen bits of on Instagram.
My next knit from Libby might be a test knit, or else her Reminisce Hat. I have a beautiful skein of teal Copper Corgi that needs to be exactly that wooly hat.