Thursday, May 09, 2013

Ginkgo Crescent Finale 银杏月亮

Project:  Ginkgo Crescent 银杏月亮
Pattern Ginkgo Crescent by Jade Keaney
Yarn:  Knitpicks Color Your Own, hand dyed by my friend Jocelyn 
Yardage:  about 350 yards
Needles: Size 7
Cast onApril 17, 2013

Cast off: May 2, 2013
Cost: None! 
Previous entry: here
Notes: In the designer's notes she mentioned there "may" be a bump in the center of the neck where you cast on and start the decrease, but a good blocking would stretch it out. When I finished knitting, there was a significant bump, make that some major mis-shapen going on in the center. It took A LOT of pulling and tugging and stretching to smooth it enough so the shawl looks crescent shaped. I'm so glad the yarn is strong enough to endure this. If I knit this again I would definitely recalculate the increase so there is no "bump".

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WonderWhyGal said...

I always love your comments. Being someone who is still new to blocking, I would really consider that if I were to knit this shawl.

Cathy said...

FB won't let me comment on your blog for some reason, but I'm here anyway... the blocking really made a difference, you did a great job!

Kathryn Ray said...

So pretty!

Voie de Vie said...

Blocking is just magic. Full stop. :)

Love the hand-dyeing on this. It turned out really well.

Carol said...

Jocelyn's dyeing made for a very interesting shawl. I like the way it came out.

Babajeza said...

The shawl is lovely. I'm not fond of blocking but I can see why it is necessary sometimes. Have a nice weekend. Regula

Nichole said...

Very pretty! I love the colors

Pumpkin said...

Good thing you are a master blocker (I aspire to have your blocking skills one day). I adore the gentle pooling effect that the yarn lends the pattern.