What a beautiful day! I haven’t been out (at least not further than my deck) but I am enjoying the sunshine that’s pouring in through the window.
I unpinned the shawl from its blocking mat today and got a couple more photos of it looking more finished.
My new WIP is not, after all, the Wayfarer Ruana, but it is inspired by it. I cast on with big needles and two strands of DK yesterday and started knitting, but really didn’t like the look for something which I intend to wear. For a scrappy blanket, maybe, but not a garment.
What I finally decided to do was to knit a wrap in garter stitch, in DK with 4.5mm/US7 needles, for which I cast on an indeterminate amount of stitches for the width, just going by eye. I am leaving a long tail on the right side whenever I start and finish a colour (every two rows) which will probably remain as a fringe (unless I change my mind about that too). When I have made a large rectangle, I will crochet some granny squares to attach to each end.
It will be like a small version of the Wayfarer, so I am calling it the Wayfarer Wrap on my Ravelry project page.
This photo was the initial choice of yarns from my DK stash, aiming for a blend of soft colours.
I think it’s working out well so far.
A very different look to the brights/jewel tones I usually use, but I love it. And the garter stitch is perfect to accompany You Tube or Netflix!