The Stripe Study Shawl was so easy and didn’t require much counting/concentration at all. The best part is I made it from my yarn stash and used almost all of one skein of tart, about 3/4 of the charcoal and a bit over half of the cloud (black). The Madelinetosh Pashmina yarn is so great to work with.
Here it is straight off the needles.
After rinsing it, I was hoping I could block it without using the wires so I spread it out on the mats and tugged and pulled and hoped!
But, the more I looked at it, the more I knew it needed the wires. Those evil wires! They’re not bad but I talk myself into disliking them.
In the end, I ‘ll be much happier with it after having used the wires. Once it’s dry, I’ll put it away and then each winter in Texas, I’ll get it out and look at it and remember that once I lived where winters were long and cold and I had good use for a wool shawl! Or, maybe in my old age, I’ll be one of those little
gray red haired ladies, who’s always cold. I’m not there yet but if I do get there, I’ll have a couple of pretty wool shawls to wear.