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Florin Triangle Shawl.



You know when some flavors, smells or sounds can bring back memories? The same often happens to me with my knitting. That's why I love buying yarn when I'm traveling (I can relive the memories over and over again while knitting with the yarn and then wearing it). And that's why I can't part with the woollen socks I knitted on our honeymoon, even though they already have holes in them and the white yarn has become discolored in an unlucky attempt at washing them. 

That's also what happened with this scarf. But now in a good way. I started this shawl when we were still trying to decide what to do with our cat Milla, and I knitted it to calm my nerves when we drove her to her new home. After that I couldn't touch the project at all. It brought back too many painful memories. So in the end I decided to unravel the whole thing and use the yarn for something else. 

However I liked the design and wanted to knit one after all so in January I started it again, but this time with DK weight yarn and bigger needles than instructed. I wanted a winter version of it. And I really like how it looks now! I also really like this shade of white, it makes the scarf look really delicate and almost lace-like even though it's actually quite thick and warm.


Yarn: Drops Lima shade #100 off-white
Needles: 5.0mm

Comments

  1. I love your shawl! I even think it looks better as a DK version rather than the delicate lacey version.

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    1. Thanks! I don't really wear lace so I'm really enjoying this chunkier shawl :)

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  2. Beautiful. I feel the same way - so many yarns that I use are from my stash and were purchased at different times, always bringing back memories when I dig them out again!

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    1. Yes, isn't that great? I feel like my honeymoon socks are a bit extra warm because they always bring back memories of the Tuscan sun they were knitted under.

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  3. I love this shawl! Great yarn choice!

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