FO Friday – French Cancan

Well guys, I finished it! This beauty was cast on on a whim, languished for a bit with the whole ‘I don’t want to knit an edging!’ then slowly grew to completion. I had some help and encouragement along the way as Christina over at a baby’s smile knits was knitting the exact same shawl. Funny how friends do that, lol. Now we have matching sweaters and shawls…more than one πŸ˜‰

I had originally planned on knitting cancan with berroco vintage in a nice teal, but at the last minute subbed in a beautiful forest green wool, rustic wool by Queensland.

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I love the slight tonal quality of this wool, and you can’t beat the price. It’s lovely to work with, although it is just this side of soft. I don’t mind the tiny bit of texture it has at all. And neither does my daughter, she loves the tulip sweater and matching hat I’ve made her. I’ve also done a newborn sweater and various hats.

The garter section flew by, but the lace edging pattern took me a long time to memorize, and I noticed I was slipping my stitches incorrectly so had to frog a chunk back.

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Once I got the rhythm of the edge, it was just a matters of doing it. It took two evenings to finish that section and not nearly as much wool as I had conserved for it!

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I ended up using about 3.75 balls, so 175 g/470 yards. I have 1.25 balls left, which means….HAT!

I decided to not stretch out the squishy garter too much, and just pinned the spikes

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Never.again. My next trip to my LYS will be to buy blocking wires!

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Thanks to my house’s need for some moisture, this blocked up like a dream and I’ve been wearing it since!

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Linking up with tami’s amis! and fiber arts Friday

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  1. Pingback: FO Friday- purple French cancan shawl | Knit in the Square

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