I like to champion my knits as a finish them because I feel like they are so few and far between these days (although I participate in some very serious imaginary knitting ALL THE TIME). This 'woohoo I finished' knit was just perfect: garter stitch, shawl, delicious MCN and a nod to Unwind. What's not to love?
On The Pier was announced as an Unwind KAL just as I was craving shawls. In fact, I promptly got struck down by Shawl Fever and it really is all Justyna's fault. Garter stitch across a crescent shawl with some contrasting stripes and simple lace? That's basically my ideal shawl. It had to happen and I have some serious stash that needs addressing.
I played around with colours till I struck on green and cream. I love it! It's feminine but not too fluffy which is where I like to sit if I can. The green is 'swamp' on Iona Fingering Weight from Mackintosh and I think it's far too pretty for such a ogre-ish name! Sadly, I used NBK's MCN Fingering in Cappuccino for the contrast. Why sad? Because I now have a serious need for more of that base. My word. Lisa's neutrals plus this fab base? I'm ruined.
I love this shawl and think crescents are perfect. They sit on your shoulders easily and are perfect for layering. I'm eager to knit more shawls and have a single skein project on the needles that's long and I predict I'll tie it like a scarf once finished based on this assertion that crescents are where it's at for warmth. It also shows off details spectacularly as it drapes around you don't you think?