I got started on the sweater shawl that a friend commissioned from me. I decided to make it out of cotton, rather than wool. This is a worsted weight yarn, and it's thick and thin, not an even, smooth texture. Because it doesn't have the "give" that wool has, it's not as easy on the hands, either. I had to go from size 6 needles down to size 4 to get the right gauge. That gave the the opportunity to use the glass needles I bought in Reno last fall. Oh, they are smooth...and are working well with this yarn.
I'm anxious to see how this garment looks and feels as I progress.
|This is what the finished wool sweater shawl looked like tied in the front.|