SYSKO Update: It’s done!

I finished the scrap yarn shawl knock off! I love how it turned out. It’s incredibly warm and cozy. I was so excited I took pictures when the house was covered in every toy from the play kitchen, trucks, and books. Please ignore my floor.

I will probably be making one of these for myself. When I do, I will be casting on 100 stitches instead of 110. I think shorter sleeves would suit me as my kids leave most surfaces in my house sticky and I don’t want to drag a sleeve through muck.

I had a lot of fun working with Mary-Claire to determine what she wanted and picking the color order. I loved creating the pattern and using my knitting skills to build a basic wrap on my own. It was very rewarding.

SYSKO Update

I’ve made a lot of progress on the scrap yarn shawl knock off this week. It is flying off the needles. I only have two colors to go. If I put my mind to it I could finish it this week.20180625_1325371250527243505298091.jpg

It was supposed to go from gray to pink to turmeric. I read my notes wrong and switched the colors. Mary-Claire said she didn’t mind the colors this way, so I am not tearing it back.

I love how this is turning out. It is so cozy, and I can see how it will add a nice bit of color to a dark wardrobe. I’m using a little over one skein per color. I’m considering making myself a wrap with the leftover yarn. I think I have some Wool of the Andes in my stash that would work with these colors. If I go with seven or eight colors instead of six I will have enough yarn without having to buy any.

Do you ever get so excited about a project you think you should make two?

SYSKO Update

I’ve been making lots of progress this week on the scrap yarn shawl knock off. After talking with Mary-Claire I’ve updated the dimensions to 43 inches X 32 inches. That means I cast on 121 stitches on size 15 needles. I’m working each stripe for 5 3/8 inches.

I’m already on the second color. 20180618_1314092381898100813536120.jpg

The row of stockinette in the midst of all of the garter stitch is by design. I don’t like how it looks when you switch colors in garter stitch. I think the change in landscape will add a nice bit of visual interest to the finished garment (that is my fancy way of saying it will keep it from looking like she is wearing an afghan).

I hope to be on the third color by next Monday. I might be even further than that, as I am having so much fun working on this I can’t bring myself to pick up my socks.

SYSKO Update

I actually swatched this week! I’m happy that I made some progress. I did two swatches. One in size 11 and one in size 15. I then sent them to Mary-Claire to get her opinion. signal-2018-05-31-1558191444481178.jpg

She said she couldn’t tell a difference, so I went with what I wanted to do and picked swatch B (size 15). After that I thought I should block them to see how they turn out. 15 remained the winner.


The next thing I need to do is a bit of math to determine how many stitches to cast on and how long each stripe needs to be. I will probably get that done this week. But maybe not. Summer is hard to resist.