|Two sections on top|
|Three sections on top|
Project: Starfish Shawl 海星
Pattern: Starfish Shawl by Norah Gaughan, published in Knitting Nature
Yarn: West Valley Alpacas Classic DK yarn
Yardage: 2472 yards in stash, used less than 1500 yards
Needles: Size 7
Cast on: September 4, 2012
Cast off: November 1, 2012
Cost: About $35
Previous entries: Cast on, twisted, progress, more progress, yet more progress, almost done
Notes: My friend Jocelyn, let me "borrow" her gorgeous ballerina daughter to model my shawl, so I can properly show you how the shawl looks. With the five sections, the arm slits divides them into two sections together and three sections together. When you have the two sections on top, most of the weight is on the bottom and the top part is more like a shawl collar. With three sections on top, there is enough fabric to make a hood, and the body is much less weighty. I'm a bit surprised it took me only two months to knit the entire shawl, because in the beginning it felt like an eternity to cast on 730 stitches!
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