While many of us are making good progress with our Let Your Heart Unwind (LYHU) shawls, a few have already finished, and they look fantastic!
Cristina’s LYHU shawl.
Cristina was the first to finish. I’m amazed at how quickly she knit her shawl. I know I’m a slow knitter, but I guess I’m slower than I thought!
Cristina’s also been extremely generous with helping others when they’ve run into trouble.
Katie’s finished shawl.
Katie noticed early on that her shawl was coming out short. LYHU is knit sideways, so we’ve been measuring along the top, which the pattern said is 60 inches long, after blocking.
Thinking it was going to be too short, Katie added two more sections before the decreases began. Her final blocked shawl is 52 inches wide – smaller than expected – but Katie said that she’s happy with it and that it’s actually a better size for her.
Cynthia’s LYHU shawl.
Cynthia’s beautiful shawl is made in one of my favorite Madelinetosh colors, Iris. She said she knit it while watching three seasons of Hell on Wheels. I watch a lot of TV myself, so I can relate to marathon watching. I’ve been watching Teen Wolf while knitting my LYHU, which is a little embarrassing to admit, but it’s really a better show than the you’d think from the name.
Anyway, after blocking, Cynthia’s shawl measures 60 inches across the top. Right on target!
The differences between these shawls is a great example of how there’s not always a right and a wrong in knitting. We all knit differently and we each have our own preferences. It’s ok to make changes to a pattern. And it’s ok not to!
For more progress pictures and more about the shawl, visit the KAL thread on Ravelry. The KAL officially ends August 31, so there’s still time to join in. As you can see, LYHU is a beautiful design that looks great in lots of different yarns and colors.