Spin It, Knit It, Wear It

img_5515Stone House was a colorway I fell in love with right away. Three Waters Farm brought this colorway back as a special pre-order late last year to accompany the Susan Ashcroft SAL+KAL the TWF Ravelry Group was planning to host this January and February. I started spinning it late last year, obviously — you can see by the Christmas lights in the background. I had 8oz to work with and planned to knit up a Light Relief (exclusive to the TWF SAL+KAL until the end of February) so I was shooting for roughly a DK weight yarn.

img_5583It’s a weight that I struggle a bit with — fingering or sport weight is easy, worsted I can do, but I still struggle to hit that in-between DK realm.

stone-house-detThe finished skein came out, indeed, more a worsted weight at about 10wpi and with just about 500yards or a little less. I knew from the get-go I’d have to make some adjustments to accommodate the heavier, lower yardage of this yarn.

img_5656I bumped up my needle size to a US 9 after beginning on a smaller size and noting the fabric was a little to dense. The larger needle gave the fabric a little more drape and I knew would help create a slightly bigger shawl. The pattern is absolute potato chip knitting. I had this baby knitted up in less than 3days.

stone-house-foI believe it turned out smaller than the images in the pattern, but it’s still a nice size — I can easily wrap it around and wear it comfortably and it’ll fit nicely under my main winter coat. Can’t complain about that!

stone-house-fo-detThe colors in this photo are a little more true-to-life. Sheesh — I really do love this colorway!

stone-house-fo2What a fun project from start to finish & such a pretty, pretty shawl!

6 responses to “Spin It, Knit It, Wear It

  1. Love the pattern AND the yarn. Those colors are so rich and will go with a lot – even as an interesting neutral. WOW.

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