Wingspan did not take long to finished, and as I hoped, I was able to whip up a hat to go with it.
First the shawl:
The pattern is Wingspan, and as you can see, it’s a fabulous choice if you’re using a yarn with long color runs like this Ferris Wheel. The pattern calls for fingering, but Ferris Wheel is worsted, so mine is much larger than the pattern, though I did the same amount of wedges. It’s a big, squishy, colourful bit of warmth to wrap around your neck.
Since the scarf is all garter, I thought a garter stitch hat would be ideal to pair with it.
The pattern is Paper Bag, and it’s knit side-to-side so like Wingspan, it’s a great one for the long colour runs. Also like Wingspan, it uses a lot of short rows, so if you’re not fond of them, you’ll want to avoid this pattern. I don’t mind them at all, though I found all the garter to be a little bit mind-numbing and had to push myself to work on it.
In the end, I succeeded, and that’s another Christmas gift off my list – not much left now! Which is good, because I’m itching to start something for myself.
But first – I’ve got another pair of socks on the needles (with one sock already completed!) I hope to show you the finished pair soon!
8 thoughts on “FO: Wingspan & Paper Bag”
Those turned out lovely Val. The colors are so cheerful and vibrant. Making Wingspan in worsted is a great idea! Love the size.
They are both beautiful! I can’t believe how fast you are finishing your gift knitting along with your gift quilts.
Love the rainbow colours!
The pattern and the yarn were made for each other! Beautiful job
Both of those gifts are just beautiful! What a great collection of handmade gifts you must have ready to be wrapped. There are some very lucky people on your gift list.
Those are perfect together Val and I love the yarn you chose. So colorful and they look very warm. I know they will be appreciate by the recipient. I just realized tonight that I have another pair of socks to make for Christmas. I completely forgot about them.
Lovely! I really like the colors!
Just beautiful! You did a great job on this matching set!