I’m back with a partially completed Wingspan


Well hello, I’m back from Vancouver. We had a great time and mostly nice weather, though it rained hard on the last day. My knitting project for the trip was Wingspan, which seems to be a very popular pattern on Ravelry right now. I downloaded and printed it when it was still free – now it’s a paid pattern, expanded and updated. wingspan link

I found the yarn, which has a little bit of a colour change thing going on (essential for this project, I think), at Art of Yarn. It’s Schachenmayr Bravo Rainbow Color, 100% acrylic, in Aqua. Discounted from $16 for the 200gram ball down to $12.50.

It’s a DK weight so I’m knitting it with my Harmony #7 tips and using the suggested numbers in the pattern (60 sts cast on). The original shawl was knitted with sock yarn, but alternative cast on numbers are given for DK and worsted. I think I may make another of these with the 90 sts for more depth.

It really seems to work up fast. I have only been knitting on it a little bit at a time, except for the long drive back home today. I am making it longer than the eight wedges in the pattern – I have lots of yarn left and want it to be more of a scarf than a shawl.

That’s all on the knitting. I will post separately about the trip 😉


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