Winging it

As soon as Dad’s socks were off the needles, I was onto the next project on the gift list. This was something for Dave’s Grandma.

A couple years back, I bought three balls of this yarn:

Lion Bran Ferris Wheel. It’s an acrylic yarn that looks somewhat handspun with long colour runs. I know I had a plan for it when I bought it, but I can’t for the life of me remember what that plan was.

I decided, since it was acrylic, it was a good candidate for use for Grandma’s gift (I don’t have to worry if his Mom throws it in the dryer – because she totally will).

Because of the long colour runs, I decided it would be a perfect candidate for Wingspan.

I wasn’t wrong! The pattern is written for fingering weight yarn, but the Ferris Wheel is worsted. I’m doing the same stitch count, but on 5mm needles. It’s going to be a nice big scarf. The pattern calls for eight triangles, and I’m about halfway through the fourth, and just coming up to the end of the first ball.

If I have enough leftover, I’ll knit up a matching hat. But first, I’ve got to finish this! Back to the needles – Relic is helping keep me on task!

11 thoughts on “Winging it

  1. Shirley Elliott

    I love that shawl! It is beautiful and will be such a special gift. The fact that it can be machine laundered will probably mean it will be worn more often.

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