When I took on the challenge of knitting a sweater in 17 days (during the Olympics) I really thought I had nailed the spirit of the games: Take on a project that will be a challenge to complete in the time frame. And then I finished the sweater in a mere 11 days and didn’t know what else to do for the other six. Well cast on again of course!

The Pattern: Akimbo by Stephen West

The Needles: US 4’s

The Yarn: Bugga! in Faithful Beauty and Walnut Huskfly

The Verdict: This is my new favorite shawl! The yarn was amazing to work with – it is oh so soft and so rich in color and the cashmere content makes it feel like a million bucks when I wear it. The pattern was simple, but the edging really takes it from ho-hum to WOW! I’ll definitely be trying this pattern again.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chery
    Mar 06, 2010 @ 02:59:17

    It is really beautiful. The yarn colors are great together. What’s next?


  2. Christine
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 19:22:39

    LOVE it! 🙂


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