Pattern: Chudnovsky Pi, by Kourtney Robinson
Needles: US 10 (6.0 mm)
Modifications: None, except some creative license with the edging, color-wise, when my original yarns ran out.
|Look at that deliciously fuzzy halo!|
This shawl is super soft. Ridiculously soft, like a baby unicorn belly. Bluebird wants a “mohair shawl” for herself now, too–so much that she gave me the last of her birthday money to purchase enough fingering-weight and mohair laceweight to make another one of these for her, but in blue.
A handful of knitters who have knit this up have complained that the yardage listed “is just plain wrong.” Seeing how I ran out of both of my yarns, I’m going to have to agree. I substituted in some Knit Picks Stroll in a dark green when I ran out of the Cascade sock yarn…it worked pretty well until the mohair ran out as well, leaving me with a stark strip of dark green, previously softened by the bright green of the mohair. When I knit up Bluebird’s “blue mohair” shawl, I’m going to go down a needle size and see if that helps–the printed pattern listed a US 10 needle, whereas the Ravelry pattern page lists a US 9 needle. I’ve contacted the designer about this discrepancy and she has responded saying that she looks forward to seeing if the needle size-down helps the problem.
I was still in the first skein of mohair when I started the ruffle. I ran out of the second skein before the ruffle ended. The ruffle is a yarn-inhaler! Regardless, I loved the no-brainer aspect of the ruffle. I’m actually looking forward to knitting the ruffle on Bluebird’s shawl. Mindless, mindless, mindless.
It’s a good scooter shawl, don’t ya think? Penguin loves it and wears it with pride, lovingly folding it and placing it back in her drawer with the shawl pin placed amongst its folds. The shawl is technically mine, but I’m OK with “lending” it to her for safe keeping. (Let’s be honest, I’ll probably never get to wear it. Ever.)
Conclusion: Easy knit, oh-so-soft, watch your yardage, yarn-eating ruffle.
(And please ignore the wonky formatting–I don’t know what is going on with Blogger today!)