FO Friday – Handspun Stripe Study Shawl

After almost two months, I’m finished knitting my stripe study shawl.   This project was so many firsts for me and I’m really in love with it.  Actually, I’m wearing my new shawl right now and it is incredibly cozy.

The fiber that I chose for this project was June’s club shipment of 4oz of Shetland wool in “Field Of Dreams” colorway by Spunky Eclectic and some lovely natural colored BFL.   Both skeins were spun up during Tour De Fleece.

The pattern for this shawl is Stripe Study Shawl  by Veera Välimäki and it features an asymmetrical shape worked with short rows and it knit entirely in garter stitch.

One of the new techniques that I tried out with this particular project was spinning woolen style with a long draw.  It was an interesting experience and I was fairly satisfied with the yarn that I produced but I do need to practice this draw more as my yarn was a bit uneven in places.

I found the Stripe Study to be a very easy and satisfying knit.  It works up quickly and the short row strips are very fun.  Add in rainbow colors and it gives the shawl even more pop.

The most difficult part of the project was taking the photos.  It is REALLY had to take photos of a shawl that you are wearing!  lol

Now that I’m finished this project, I’m hoping to spend some more time on my Rockefeller shawl as I am very eager to finish that up and wear it as well.  The evenings are getting a little cooler all the time here so I need lots of handspun shawls (and handspun socks) to snuggle up in.

Happy crafting all!

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