Pattern: Color Affection by Veera Välimäki
Yarn Used: Garnstudio Drops Alpaca(100% Alpaca):
MC = gray (color 0501), used 77 grams
C1 = blue (color 7240), used 53 grams
C2 = green (color 7238), used 79 grams
Needles: 4mm circular needles and 5mm circular needles (for bind off only)
Modifications: I added one yarn over in between the first two stitches of every row and dropped the yarn over from the previous row at the end of each row. In the three-colored section I only knitted 15 stripes but added one stitch to each row, thus my stripes are longer than the pattern suggested.
Note: As many others, I was fascinated by the pattern and the radiant colors and decided to buy the pattern instead of spending an entire evening figuring out what to do. The drops alpaca yarn is lovely to knit with. The range of colors is great (it took me forever to decided which colors to choose), it feels very fluffy and nice and the quality is good(no knots etc.). I’m very happy with the colors I chose – the green isn’t a color I’d usually wear but it looks great together with the gray and blue.
ps: The pictures were taken in Hamburg where I met my beautiful friend Julia. I talked her into modeling the shawl for me and although she was quite reluctant at first, she said that she had fun and next time she’s in town she’d model again. Yay! I’ll definitely have her model some hats next time we meet – isn’t her hair just perfect?!
This is project #21 of 52
As part of my 2012 goals, I want to finish 52 knitted items this year. You can see all the items I knitted so far on my blog or on ravelry.
See knits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20