First Finish 2017 28’s Big Sister 77

dscf9851My first finish of 2017, is 28’s Big Sister 77 Shawlette. 

I’m pretty excited about it.

Free Ravelry pattern published in 2010.

Yarn: KnitPicks Chroma in Fingering weight

Colorway: Lupine

Used 1 and a half skeins on size 7 needles.

It is a big success for me.  I didn’t drop any unnoticed stitches and when I did drop I was able to correct.

I have a hard time with knitting when I cannot stretch it out and see it all at once.   This is the case on this pattern for me.  I kept plugging along.  Kept believing in the pattern.  It is a good one.  Clear line by line instructions.  Nothing fancy.

As others said On Ravelry notes, there is a lot of purling.  Because I prefer to knit, I think you could reverse the knits and purls and get the same effect?

It was all ripply when I finished, so……I actually blocked it last night.  I got it really wet in the sink and laid it out on a towel.  This morning it was laying down beautifully.

I’m really happy with it.  I encourage anyone to do this pattern.  It is straightforward and a quiet hygge knit.  Go for it!

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Author: compassionknit

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17 thoughts on “First Finish 2017 28’s Big Sister 77”

  1. Nice job – it’s gorgeous in that yarn! I’ve downloaded the pattern and considering yarn choices. Crescent shaped shawls are more versatile and attractive than pointed ones.

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  2. Wow….it is lovely!! The shaping looks like it would be a perfect shoulder shawl for chilly days like today. I’ve got a little shawl on right now and fingerless mitts-in the house. Without the wood stove winter is not nearly as much fun.

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  3. It’s so beautiful! I think you did a fantastic job on it. Could we see picture of you wearing it? I think I’ll be printing that pattern and try it myself sometime. Have a lovely weekend and stay warm. Blessings, Betsy

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  4. Nice work, Kathy, and just in time to help ward off Wisconsin’s frigid weather! I think you could probably reverse the knits and purls, but then you’d have to really concentrate which might spoil the hygge effect, Love the color!

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