Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Finished just in time for a whole week of rainy weather and cooler temperatures! I'm glad to be able to wear this a little while at least. It was 80 degrees yesterday and I was weaving in the ends thinking I would have to put it in the cupboard until the fall because our cold weather is just about done.
This is a most excellent pattern, well written, photographed, and easy to understand. I used Sublime extra fine merino DK and started out with a G hook. 30 rows into it I ripped it back. I was already finished with the 5th ball and it was looking like I was going to need at least 8. Thank goodness I found some on sale for almost half price.
Anyway I started over with an I hook, because this is the thickest DK I have ever seen, almost a worsted weight really. It says "extra-fine" on the label, but I don't think it means "fine" as in light or delicate, but more of a "OMG, he's so fine!!! kind of fine.
So I crocheted the main color for 34 rows instead of 40 and then switched over to the color section, which was very fun indeed. However it was quickly becoming a Giant Nordic Shawl, and so I decided to cut back on the number of final rows or this thing would have swallowed me whole.
My Rose Valley and get yourself this pattern.