|Utilitarian Faroese Shawl in progress|
I knit a caplet and an eternity scarf from one of the skeins, but the other two have been waiting, not so patiently, in my sewing room for the perfect project to reveal itself.
Just for the record, these skeins contain over 800 yards of superwash wool, and there are no breaks in the yarn. Winding the wool into balls on my small ball winder is out of the question, so I had to wind the yarn by hand. At times the ball was too large to handle comfortably, but I persisted.
Presently, the shawl measures 14 inches at center back. The pattern recommends knitting 26 inches, so I'll keep knitting.
|measurement of yarn ball after knitting 14 inches, which is|
over half of the length required.
|circumference of an unused ball of the same size skein|
This shawl is knit entirely in garter stitch and will make a wonderful shawl to wear around the house or to the mailbox on chilly days. If you are unfamiliar with Faroese shawls, they are shaped to stay on the shoulders: they do not bunch up or gap at the neck.
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beautiful, red Faroese Shawl
Pattern: Utilitarian Faroese Shawl by Melissa Hahn (Ravelry link)
Needles: US 11
Yarn: 100% superwash merino wool (800 yards) - pattern calls for 555 yards