I admired this pattern for a very long time before casting on. But there was always something more important, more pressing, in line ahead of it. Finally, I have my own version in my closet and it makes me so happy!
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’m blogging far less frequently this year than last. At the moment, I just don’t have enough hours in the day or free hands in the evening. But what’s good about this is I still have the ability to knit, even if you’re not seeing everything I make! This year may be a year of more selfish knitting. I know I’ll continue to knit gifts, but already I’ve done so much more for my family and myself than in the past.
Moody is knit with Cascade Pima Cotton in Teal & Sand. My only mods were to knit the eyelet work in teal instead of sand. I wanted that detail to stand out. The garter sections that border the eyelet sections are amazing to me in the way they really make this design pop. Again, I think that’s why I love where I decided to place the teal. But isn’t it amazing what you can do with just garter stitches?
This shawl was complete awhile back. End of January maybe? The cotton was lovely to work with and makes this a heavier shawl, but I really enjoy and appreciate the drape.
Mom was kind enough to model for me, as I’m not great at taking pictures of myself wearing hand knits. Any tips on how to make it easier?
My only wish is that this was a bit larger. But it is meant to be a kerchief and will be great for cool summer evenings.