The Spiral Shawl has been my main knitting project for a while. This is the test knit shawl I mentioned a while ago. You can see in the photo below how well this is going to sit on the shoulders - the construction has it curling around the neck and growing in all directions. I had to put it on several needles in order to really spread it out to show the shape and to get a good measurement. I have about 1.5 inches to knit and then I will add the last increase section. The color, BTW is way off. It's really a deep green but wants to look blue in the photos. I have no idea why, since it's natural light. Sigh.
You can get an idea of the construction from the way the lighter bits indicate a change in direction.
Here is a closer up view of the lifted double increases.
Melanie gave this yarn to me a while ago. She purchased it to make a shawl for her SIL (I think) but didn't like the way the yarn behaved in the pattern she had chosen. She wasn't happy with other patterns either. I liked the yarn a lot, so now I get to play with it. ; ))
The pattern is Abyssal. It's a variant of feather and fan to start, with lots of stockinette, using short rows for shaping. With such a variegated yarn, I don't care for garter stitch. I think this will work well.
We had hoped to get out on the boat for fishing today but the winds prevented that. I don't consider dealing with 15 mph winds with gusts to 30 to be a fun time. bummer.
I am off to do laundry, check the roof for further leaks and hopefully to ply (successfully) my shetland roving that I spun on the wheel yesterday.