So, in the last post I talked about spinning up the Yak-Silk fiber. This post will cover the knitting.
Since I only had a couple of ounces of lace/light fingering yarn, I knew this was going to end up a small project. I had knit a cowl from the same colorway in the merino-silk fiber (a DK-ish 3 ply), so I decided on the Traveling Woman shawl. This was my second time with this project, and I selected it because the designer provides formulas on changing up the pattern size.
While knitting, the project had that “handspun” and even a bit of the homemade quality:
But that all changed in the blocking. I blocked pretty “aggressively” (stretched it a lot), because I figured the silk could take the stress, and I want to do the lovely points at the edge.
And the real beauty shot:
This is a light scarf, perfect for summer, with a slight ruffling as I wear it.
Yes, I have not woven in the ends yet. That’s tonight!