I am sure every knitter has some kind of … knitting habit. Like “I only knit socks”, “I am a sweater knitter”, “I like to knit shawls” etc.
I have my baggage of knitting habits, of course.
- I have been knitting things only using WW, DK or Sport weight yarns.
- I am scared of “fit” of the garments that I knit.
I wanted to move on to finer weights of yarns for a reason : The drape one can achieve is amazing compared to the heavier weight yarns. So when an opportunity came up to knit a shawl, for a Ravelry Swap, I took a deep breath and jumped in.
I had to knit this beautiful pattern using light fingering weight yarn. I had my doubts but having committed to work the shawl, kept me in place. I was quite a bit off-gauge so I had to re-work my numbers throughout the pattern. Overall, it was a slow process for me.
The shawl grew on my needles for nearly two and a half months.
After blocking, the length of the shawl was close to 80 inches with a depth of 18 inches. A generous wrap, warm hug around your shoulders.
I just love how it turned out.
Yes, that it one knitting habit improved. I am not that afraid of finer weight knitting, anymore. 😀 🙂