On The Pier

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 worked up in MacKintosh and NBK's MCN bases. 

On The Pier worked up in MacKintosh and NBK's MCN bases. 

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. 

On The Pier worked up in MacKintosh and NBK's MCN bases. 

On The Pier worked up in MacKintosh and NBK's MCN bases. 

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. 

On The Pier worked up in MacKintosh and NBK's MCN bases. 

On The Pier worked up in MacKintosh and NBK's MCN bases. 

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?

Yum! More details on my project page