Yin Yang Shawl

I feel like Etta James at this moment: Aaaaaat laaaaaast my shawl is done, my long nights of knitting are over, and my WIP basket is emptier.

yin yang shawl

I’ve been working on this shawl for many months, I don’t know if I want to figure out how long but we’ll just say it took a while to make. A few things made the progress slow – my knitting skills, frogging, poor choice of yarn, other more important projects. Despite all that it’s done!!!

The pattern – which can be found on Yarnspirations for free – was a challenge for me, not that the pattern is badly written, I’m just not familiar with knitting. Luckily there is a video with Vickie Howell explaining the pattern. I had the right knitting needles but the yarn I chose was not the correct weight. When I realized this I was already invested in the project and I thought, meh, not sure what else to do with this yarn. Really, the only thing I had to do was add more rows than the pattern called for. When I started binding off, you cannot imagine the joy I felt.

binding off - pops de milk

I almost didn’t block the shawl but if I’d already gone this far I should do this last step. Besides, I really wanted to use my Allure fibre wash – smells so nice!

blocking shawl - pops de milk

I laid the scarf flat overnight and the next day I had a lovely new accessory. I really love the zig zagging design and the way it drapes. This will be a perfect spring shawl. So. Happy.

knit rows - pops de milk Yin Yang Shawl - Pops de Milk

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