It's time for the next installment in the Sock-Yarn Shawls II Blog Series. It's Zuzu!
I designed this one on the fly while Alex and I were out of town last year. I won't go into all the details, but we were on a little weekend getaway, Alex got a wee bit (ok...a lot) sick and we ended up staying at the hospital for a few days. I didn't have a lot of knitting with me on the trip, but I did have one extra skein of sock yarn in my suitcase (like you're surprised by that fact). Anyway, the husband's completely fine and perfectly back to normal (well, normal for Alex...haha) now and the design has kind of a crazy story. The original design was good, but it needed a little tweaking, so I made the bottom openwork portion larger and added the short rows at the top. Cathy then reknit the sample out of the wonderful Shalimar Breathless. Yum.
I also took a photo of myself wearing this one. My new thing is I kind of like tying the shawl on the side. I think it's cute and a good way to wear these little one-skein shawls.
Stay tuned for next week where I'll be talking about Waveland and Cinder. I also have a little tutorial for the decorative bind off used at the end of the Cinder shawl.
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Image from Sock Yarn Shawls II by Jen Lucas, Martingale,
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