Friday, January 14, 2011

Project 3: Summer Flies

I made a belated (oops) Christmas gift that just got finished a couple days ago. It's a free knitting pattern - the Summer Flies shawlette, knit in a worsted weight superwash wool.


Pattern: Summer Flies

Yarn: Queensland Collection Super Aussie, a superwash worsted-weight merino wool

Needles: size 8/5.00 mm Knit Picks Options, nickel plated

Yards: 194

Mods: Instead of knitting ten rows in stockinette at the end I only knit eight, hoping to use a little less yarn. I ended up having to join a new ball of yarn about 40% of the way through the picot bind-off anyway. (Note: I'd started with a partial ball, so I only used about 1 3/4 balls of yarn total and if I'd started with a full one I wouldn't have run out during the bind-off.)