Ain't No Mountain Big Enough
I present to you Summit.
This was a pure "Ooo...that looks like fun to knit. I'll knit that." project.
There's about a bajillion other Summits listed in The Place That Shall Not Be Named. I stuck mine in there because no one else models theirs in full babushka mode.
Everyone seems to wear
Pattern: Summit from Spring Knitty.
Yarn: Great Adirondack Yarn Co. Montana in Nantucket Blue.
Needles: US 6 I believe.
Notes: This was a really fun knit. It was entertaining to unravel the stitches to separate the columns. I didn't have a problem flipping the thing back and forth either. Some people have reported knitting backwards on this shawl to minimize flipping.
The only mods I made were that I did 10 columns instead of whatever the pattern called for (16 I think, but I can't remember). I also didn't estimate the amount of yarn I would need for the final binding off process so I didn't have enough. I had to wing it and create my own way to bind it off. I think it turned out just fine the way I fudged through it.
This was the perfect project for this gigantic skein (550 yards) of yarn that had been sitting in my stash forever just waiting for the right project.
Now I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the finished product since, well, I'm just not a shawl wearer.
But I think it looks great on the back of the couch, so that's where it will sit--collecting cat hair.
Labels: 2010 FOs