Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! This time, I’m going to be talking about the project I called “Fiery Viajante.”
The pattern I’ve been using for this project is called the “Viajante” shawl by Martina Behm. I’ve actually had this pattern in my Queue since I first heard about it on TheKnitGirllls Podcast back a few years ago. Possibly since 2017 or earlier. I can’t remember exactly when, as I’ve been watching them for 6 or so years now.
Anyway, I’ve been using Apple Tree Knits in their Plush Fingering yarn in three colorways. “Firefly,” ”Tangled Gradient” & “Hamilton Gradient.” Honestly, the yarn is a light fingering or laceweight, which is perfect for this pattern as it calls for laceweight yarn (for the Muggles, Laceweight is one of the smallest strands of yarn, The smallest is cobweb. Larger than laceweight is Fingering, Dk/Sport, Worsted, Bulky, and sometimes Super Bulky). I really do love the way these three colorways play together. I had originally got these three colors as part of a yarn club a few years ago. I was honestly saving them for something special, which this knit most certainly is! 🙂 Apple Tree Knits’ shop can be found here.
This project is being housed in the bag I bought from The Fat Squirrel at SSK2018. It’s the bag she made specifically for SSK attendees for that year.. Her shop can be found here. I REALLY love her bags and podcast. She’s planning on an update the first week of September! Can’t wait to see what she’s been cooking up! 🙂
I started this project on 6/30 of 2019. For this project, I’ve been using size US 2, 2.75mm and size US 3, 3.0mm Karbonz 40 inch circs. The 2s were for the starting triangle.
Then I began the long process of knitting in the round, making the shawl increase as I went. With laceweight yarn, this has taken me a bit, as you can see. These pictures were taken every time I went to record my Podcast. I’m sure there were more, but these are the best of the bunch, as I was trying to show off the gradient that happens as I was knitting the shawl.
Now, I’m currently working on the mesh paneling at the end of the shawl. It goes pretty slow, as each row is pretty long, but I really DO love the way the mesh looks. It will be worth it in the end. It’s what I have to keep telling myself. I think I’m going to try to get at least a full pattern rotation of the mesh done every month, if not more. This way, there will be SOME forward motion on it. What do you think? Think I can do it?
I think I can do it. But then, with all the other WIPS I have going on, you can probably see most of why this shawl gets put aside… lol…
Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!