Audra Shawl Test Knit Completed

 

Fresh off the blocking mats this morning.   This is my version of the Audra shawl pattern by Ambah O’Brien.  The pattern has not been released yet but I’ll let you know when it is available.   I totally enjoyed knitting this.  It’s a very relaxing knit and even if you’ve never knit any lace before, this would be a great beginner lace project I think.

I particularly love the garter striped sections which use a mohair yarn alternated with a fingering weight yarn.  The mohair makes it feel so soft and gives it a fuzzy halo.  And it makes it so light an airy.   I’m looking forward to wearing this tomorrow.

Somewhere I’ve got some bright multicolored mohair that I can envision in this pattern as a bright and fun version.

The ESK Yarnathon is on to the second Quarterly KAL which is socks.  I have three pairs planned and cast on the first pair at midnight.  I’m working on the heel flap.  I’m doing them magic loop method – now that I have finally mastered it – and realized I’m able to knit socks faster than with double points.  Plus the double points were starting to hurt my hands and the needles I’m using don’t seem to do that – must be the way I hold circular needles versus dpns that makes the difference.

In my cleaning I found a pair of fingerless gloves I had started and forgot about – had the project bag buried – so I think if I finish that pair I will have all 12 pairs of mitts done that I needed.   I also have a Loopy Knitting Challenge scarf to finish before the end of May.

Its a sunny Easter day here but like most Easters in Wisconsin, the sun is deceiving – I was surprised how cold it felt when I walked out the door but then realized it was only 25 degrees.

 

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