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Bandera shawl, finished

I anticipated our trip to Maine for months, specifically, since January. And in the last several weeks, I got into a flurry of planning what projects I wanted to finish in order to bring them and wear them on vacation, knowing the weather would likely be in the 50's and 60's. This was one such project. I thought cotton/wool blend and petite size would make it the perfect travel shawl—and small enough to stuff in a bag if I needed to. And so I knit on it like crazy, ultimately making it a bit larger to make better use of the yarn, and then I finished it and blocked it in time to take with me on our travels.

One night in Bar Harbor, after dinner, Nicholas took a few photos of me wearing it, down by the water. So here it is, worn in the way I envisioned it, which quite frankly, made me pleased as punch.


For even more details, you can see my ravelry project page

Yarn: Cestari Ash Lawn collection (75% cotton, 25% wool) in the color, spinach

Pattern: Bandera

Needles: US size 5. I sized down from the pattern recommendations for needles, as is my usual for my loose tension.

Specifics/modifications: I increased the size by casting on an extra three repeats (CO 132) to make better use of the yarn yardage I had, and also to make it a bit more versatile/wearable.


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