hipster shawl

Monday, November 26, 2018

I truly couldn't be happier with my latest finished piece; the Hipster Shawl.  It was so much fun to make, I ALWAYS wanted to be working on it.  I searched high and low for a yarn that I would be happy with and would want to wear a lot.  And since this was going to be close to my neck it needed to fit the non scratchy criteria.  I ended up going with the Baby Yak Medium by Myak yarn that the pattern calls for.  Especially after reading all of the wonderful reviews.  And, I honestly can't be happier.   It is a bit pricey, but I decided this was an investment I was willing to take.  And, I seriously have had it on at some point in my day, EVERYday, since I finished it.  Now, that's what I call a great knit!
The only issue I had with the yarn is that I ran low!  Seriously I used all but about 2 yards!  
I ended up having to space my tassels a little more resulting in fewer tassels, but I'm okay with it.   This was the first time I ever did the Indian Cross Stitch.  (That stitch up there with the crossovers and holes.)  I found a helpful YouTube video here.

Pattern: Hipster Shawl
Yarn:  Baby Yak Medium by Myak, Desert.  5 skeins.  (100% Yak)
Needle Size:  US 8

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11 comments

  1. It's gorgeous! I'm knitting one for my daughter and, like you, have enjoyed the pattern so much and can't wait to make another for myself :) I struggled with the cross stitch for some reason, then when I had work being done in my house which allowed me to only knit (YAY!), I found a you tube video also and figured it out. I will save your video for reference. Then I couldn't wait to get to that part. I've been following your progress and excitement on your IG! Thanks for sharing your info!

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    1. oh yay! it truly is an addictive knit, right?! i might just have to make another as well!!! xx

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  2. I'm knitting this right now! I'm loving it too. Yours came out so pretty.

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    1. thank you leanne! have fun working on yours! i'll have to keep my eye out for it! xx

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  3. What a lovely blog. Beautiful pictures!
    Best regards
    Ann

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  4. Gorgeous 😍 love the colour 😊

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  5. Beautiful! 😍. What is the name of the color way?

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    1. hi there melinda! yes! it is desert! i really have grown to love the color. it sort of changes depending on what color it is next to. xx

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