I bound off my Denim Sprinkles shawl on Monday night, just eight days after casting on. I have never finished a shawl that quickly before, but the combination of the gorgeous yarn and addictive pattern meant I wanted to work on it all the time, and BAM! It was done!
I did have to improvise though: the pattern calls for 380 yards of fingering weight yarn on size 5 needles. My yarn was 437 yards of heavy fingering/sport, so I went up to a size 6 needle and assumed I’d have more than enough yarn. Oops. I ran out with three rows and a bind off left. Luckily, I had some sock yarn in white that matched perfectly, so the eyelet edging is all white, and I think it’s absolutely perfect. A happy accident, as the husband said. Even unblocked, I could tell this was going to be an awesome shawl, and it needed blocking badly.
In that before shot, the edge is undefined and wavy, and the shawl itself sort of squishes all together. But then you wash it and pin it out and let it dry and it becomes a whole new thing of beauty!
If you like lace shawls, I highly recommend Sugar Sprinkles. It’s easy enough for beginners, interesting enough to not be boring, and makes a wonderfully wearable shawl. I’m pretty sure I’ll be making this one again! The yarn is Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Passion 8, in the color T-Shirt and Jeans, and I loved it. It’s definitely heavier than I would use for socks, but it’s perfect for shawls, and I bet it would make an amazing sweater!
I probably won’t ever make another shawl so quickly! What’s been your fastest shawl?
I think the white edging makes it look even better. I would have believed you planned to make it that way. I have never knit a fast shawl, but I might be adding this to my queue to make.
Haha, I shouldn’t have said anything and claimed it as cleverness on my part! 😉
This shawl turned out absolutely stunning! Love the white edging too
Oh wow, I love the white edging! It really compliments the colors and shape of the shawl and really brings the whole thing together. It looks fantastic! 🙂
Thanks so much! I love how it all came together. It’s fun when that happens. 😀
That is stunning! I’m going to have to add that one to my queue. The white edge is truly perfect.
I don’t know about my personal fastest shawl, because I rarely knit on one exclusively enough for it to be fast. It’s probably the Trinity Shawlette, though, or maybe my Ectoplasm Shawl test knit.
Oh, that Trinity is gorgeous! I need to make one of those for sure!
Thank you! I really enjoyed knitting it, too. It was fast and fun!