The afghan for the Mary Maxim design competition has been hibernating for a while – I set it aside to finish up my brother-in-law’s lap blanket, and then when I went back to competition knitting, the shawl was calling to me, so I’ve been working on that recently.
After more false starts than I can count, I finally settled on something that works: an integral i-cord edge at the top, and a very simple lace border (much like the one used on Hearts Ease) at the bottom. I’m just about at the halfway point, and I am definitely looking forward to the decreases .. it seems to go so much faster when the triangle is getting smaller.
As always, it’ll look much better after blocking, but here’s a sneak preview:
The Prism yarn is working out really well – I see that it’s listed on the Mary Maxim site now … in fact, it’s on sale!
The colours are very nice and you've done a great job! Wishing you the best in the competition!ReplyDelete
PS - I can still get back there for more purchases... just in case you "need" something!
Oh, I like! That edge is very, very nice! Will this pattern be available??ReplyDelete
Thanks Mom, you are an awesome yarn shopper!ReplyDelete
Cyndi, this pattern will either be available through Mary Maxim (if I win, they take the pattern and publish it as one of theirs) or, if I don't win, I'll publish it on Rav the usual way. So ... yes! One way or the other, this pattern will be available!
very cool colours and pattern. You're a knitting superstar!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Stiina! It's lovely yarn, all it needed was a very simple pattern. Of course it took me a lot of attempts before I figured that out. :)ReplyDelete
It's a blustery windy day here, so I think I'll go sit and work on it some more - I hope to have this one done in the next couple of days.