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52 Knits // Juneberry, again!

December 9, 2012

MBP_4411

Yarn Used: 250 grams of OnLine Linie 310 Alpaca (100% Alpaca)
Needles: 5mm circular needles
Modifications: none 🙂

Note: I’m having a love/hate relationship with this pattern. The first Juneberry I knitted at the beginning of the year was for my mom. I loved knitting it until I got to the knitted-on edge. Oh man, if it wasn’t for Grey’s Anatomy I would’ve never finished it. Anyway, half a year later, I keep seeing my mom wearing the shawl and every time I saw/borrowed it I thought “why not make another one for yourself?”. After all, spending $ on a knitting pattern has to be worth it, right? One of our local yarn stores closes 🙁 so they had some awesome sales. When I saw this alpaca yarn I knew right away that it was finally time for another Juneberry!

It took me about a week to knit this. The first charts knitted up fairly quickly, although I did some dumb mistakes at the beginning due to fatigue. But I powered through till the knitted-on edge in only three evenings. Then another 5 or so days of cursing and swearing to never ever knit this pattern again while struggling with the edge that seemed to take  f o r e v e r. 

Two weeks later, and I’m already dreaming of another Juneberry in a deep blue or velvet red color. Oh my, remind me of how much I struggled with the edge next time I’m thinking about buying yarn for a Juneberry. Although it probably won’t change my mind since the pattern is so beautiful. And a shawl made out of worsted weight alpaca yarn is very warm and cozy! Sigh…

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FIFTYTWOOOO
This is project #29 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, 1112 1314, 15161718192021222324252627 and 28

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1 Comment

  • Reply Pumpkin December 9, 2012 at 23:29

    Oh wow, I love the edging! I know that in the moment it was probably pretty frustrating to knit, but it certainly paid off. I definitely think that it would look great in a nice red.

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