Stripe Study Shawl Knitalong

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Stripe Study Shawl Knitalong: Again!

Stripe Study Shawl

Stripe Study Shawl

Just wanted to let my knitalong friends know that I’ve started my second Stripe Study Shawl now! It’s such a joy to be knitting with soft yarn again :)

This yarn (Drops Loves You; 50% cotton, 50% microfiber) is very splitty, but I’d choose splitty over scratchy any day..!

Stay inspired, lovelies

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Stripe Study Shawl Knitalong: Week 2

Stripe Study Shawl

This pattern is so lovely to knit, I’ve really been enjoying it :) And yes, it has definitely helped me get over my dislike towards garter stitch — yay!

I started on the border several days ago, and since then it seems like I’ve been knitting quicksand… the rows are infinitely long, and the progress so so slooow…

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Stripe Study Shawl Knitalong: Week 1

Stripe Study Shawl

Ten stripes done! I’m really enjoying this pattern :)

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Stripe Study Shawl Knitalong: Day 1

Stripe Study Shawl

Got the yarn and started knitting! I’m having sort of mixed feelings, because the colour of the yarn is delicious – even though it doesn’t look like in the pictures on Kauni’s website – but it’s also incredibly scratchy… even more than expected :( Svinto (steel wool) comes to mind… Keeping my fingers crossed hoping it will soften up after a wash. Patience ~*

Confession: I’ve never been a fan of garter stitch. This pattern however, might possibly change that. It’s surprisingly fun and interesting, so far :)

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Stripe Study Shawl Knitalong

Stripe Study Shawl Knitalong

It’s no secret that I’m ridiculously fond of watchalongs and readalongs, so you can probably imagine how excited I am about this – taking part in my very first knitalong!

This knitalong is an initiative by Crafts from the Cwtch and Misadventures in Craft, so please do visit their blogs for more details and inspiration. The Stripe Study Shawl pattern is designed by Veera Välimäki.

The yarn I’ll be using is Kauni 8/2 Effektgarn in colour EME (pinks and reds) and Kauni 8/2 solid black; both 100% wool. I’ve never used this yarn before, but chose it because when I was browsing finished projects on Ravelry I was absolutely stunned by how amazing the variegated colours looked combined with the geometrical shapes of this pattern. It’s reasonably priced, too.

Kauni 8/2 EME

I ordered the yarn online today, so it should be here in a couple of days. Can’t wait to cast on :)

Patience, grasshopper!