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!