Big but not chunky...
|Island Knits Wrap knitting in Florida!|
This is a highly portable project, despite the size. Sure, I always feel like size 17 circular needles look more like something I ought to be jumpstarting a car with rather than something to knit an elegant accessory, but they get the job done.
And they get the job done fast. This could be a weekend project easily. In fact, given the length of your evening and the speed of your knitting, this could be a one-night stitch stand. Especially if you decided to forgo the fringe. If you need a quick, high-satisfaction project, this is an ideal choice.
The color continues to please me. I wear lots of brown and a fair amount of grey, and this colorway combines the two and throws in a dash of dramatic turquoise as a bonus. What's not to like? It's the drape, however, that I find most appealing. I tend not to favor the big chunky yarn stuff--I have no interest in arm knitting despite the current rage. This is big,but it's anything but chunky. It's got a large-stitched casual elegance. This shawl will be as at home atop a t-shirt and jeans as it would over a summer dress.
…Except for the fringe. I can't quite make friends with the fringe finish yet (fringe often feels too “western wear” for me), but I know it'll need something along the edge. And how on earth will I know how much fiber to save for the edging if I don't know what it will be? I hate not knowing if I'll have enough yarn to finish what I've started. Oh, well, that's the drama of knitting. Maybe I'll dream up a perfect solution on my way to the top edge.