Finished Object - Vertices Unite

Hello, I am not sure which I prefer, starting a project or finishing a project.  I am going to try and finish a couple of projects before the school summer holiday starts.

This weekend I completed knitting my Vertices Unite shawl designed by Stephen West.  I wanted to make this shawl because it has a number of different techniques that I haven't done many times before, such as i-cord bind off, shaping, short rows and picking up stitches. I cast on this project just before travelling to Edinburgh for the weekend in May,  I managed to make a big dent in section 1 whilst I was away.  The pattern gives you two size options, I decided to challenge myself and make the larger size.

Section 1

Section 1

I have never managed to make such a large knitted item before so I thought it would take me much longer to finish....if I ever did :-)

The pattern requires 5 colours, I chose to use Opal yarns in three solid colours, black, white and pink.  The other two colours were Opal style - Auffallig 9540 and Opal - 9481.

Ready for the border

Ready for the border

Ready for the border

I really enjoyed knitting the i-cord bind off and it was so exciting seeing the shawl emerge off the needles.

The finished object...

Finished Vertices Unite

Finished Vertices Unite

The shawl is taller then me :-)

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I am certainly going to be warm this winter.

Louise x