Two months have gone by in 2020 already and 2019 seems like a distant past.
Still the fact that I had not not share my favourited Finished Object of 2019 here on the blog was not lost on me.
So to amend the glaring omission, I just wanted to share pictures of my 2nd Avenue Shawl here .
Working at Outlaw HQ, has given me the privilege of being surrounded by very talented makers, gorgeous yarn and so much inspiration.
Initially ,seeing the colours, the different yarns , textures, patterns , makers , enjoying the community and admiring their beautiful creations, I was like a child in a sweet shop, I wanted to make all the things .In the end, I really couldn’t decide what I wanted to make !
When Outlaw October rolled around, it was also around the time , a new limited edition of polwarth/ silk yarn line called NYX Prohibition was released. The colours and the silky sheen of the yarn were too hard to pass up .
So off to Ravelry I went to search for a project that would use as many colours as possible ; which then ended up in me zeroing on the Second Avenue Shawl. I have had this pattern on my queue for a while now but never got around to casting it on.
The Outlaw October Knit along and the irresistible beauty of the NYX Prohibition yarn ,ended up being the creative fuel I needed to cast on this shawl .
This shawl is a really nice, simple pattern with just enough elements ,to keep me interested -with slight pattern changes and colour changes -in the pattern until cast off . So I enjoyed knitting on it and was really pleased with the end product.
Project Details :
Pattern : 2nd Avenue pattern by Amy Miller
Yarn : Outlaw NYX Prohibition
Needles: 4.0 mm ChiaoGoo Needles
Project Notes :
- I cast on 156 stitches
- I used 5 colours , Corpse Reviver, Apple Jack,Highball ,Hanky Panky and Whisky Sour
- I used one ball and a little more of the second ball of yarn of all the colours.