This was a project from our second cast-on-apalooza that I finished. I used Splendor Sock by Jill Draper, a fingering weight yarn coupled with the Wingfeathers pattern by Cal Patch of Hodgepodge Farms.Because it was crochet, this project flew by for me once I sat down and worked for more than five minutes at a time on it. The pattern has a two row repeat once you get into it and is easy to remember. The pattern consists of working with treble crochets, which I don't often do but was enjoyable all the same.
Once I finished, I knew I couldn't get away without blocking it, so I got out my blocking needles, gave the shawl a bath, and stretched until I couldn't stretch anymore. I was amazed and how much it grew and how the pattern stood out afterwards.
If you're keeping a tally on my cast-on-apalooza projects, here are the stats:
- Ripped 2 projects - Stormcloud Shawlette and Persephone Hood
- Finished 2 projects - Maize and Wingfeathers Shawl
- Still actively working on the other 4 projects - 2 sweaters, a scarf, and a shawl