I have a finished object!! Just in time for the end of the month too! It used seven skeins of yarn from my stash and it is EXACTLY how I envisioned it in my wee brain:
This is my second Rock Candy Mountain shawl and it was just as fast and fun to knit as my first one. I picked out all the yarn in Wisconsin so I knew I’d have enough to knit it as written, and it’s enormous. I used size 6 needles on my first one and size 8s on this one (as the pattern recommended), and honestly
if when I make another one, I think I might land in the middle with a 7.
I swear, I cannot recommend this pattern enough. I’m already thinking about how I could do one in fingering weight with all my sparkly purple yarns, with a simple neutral in between! If you’re interested, here are the yarns I used and how much of each one. You’d think all the purples would be the same yardage used but somehow that wasn’t the case.
Gray: Hook & Shuttle Salty Dog DK in We’re Not in Kansas Anymore – used 162 yards
Purple 1 (palest): Northern Bee Studio Sturdy Sport in Old Wisteria Tree – used 150 yards
Purple 2: Sun Valley Fibers Superwash DK in Leap of Faith – used 156 yards
Purple 3: Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg DK in Achieve Grapeness (this one was the softest & squishiest!) – used 135 yards
Purple 4: Hook & Shuttle Salty Dog DK in Violet Beauregarde – used 152 yards
Purple 5: Hook & Shuttle Salty Dog DK in Dancing with the Devil – used 160 yards
Purple 6: Sun Valley Fibers Superwash DK in Plum Crazy – used 165 yards
Happy Sunday, friends, and for those of you in the States, have a safe and happy Halloween tomorrow!