Hosted by the wonderful Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits, the challenge was to knit 5 mini-shawls in 5 days. Note the mini-shawl part. That's the 'almost'.
When I first saw the challenge, I did a mental 'eek, no way!' I thought there was absolutely no way I could knit 5 shawls in 5 days. But, rest assured, they're mini-shawls, I promise. Indeed; the e-mail instructions included such things as 'knit for no more then 30 minutes.'
Now, the official challenge is closed, but if you'd like you can still sign up for a 'DIY version,' which I strongly recommend. It teaches a lot about various shawl constructions, and has sparked several design ideas for me!
So, onto my 5 days, 5 shawls:
|Day 1: Winged Shawl|
Day 1 was triangular shawls, and this was a pretty familiar construction (as I suspect it is to many people who've knit shawls before). I altered mine by adding an extra set of increases, to give it a longer wingspan.
|Day 2: Semi-Circular Shawl|
|Day 3: Crescent Shawl|
|Day 4: Side to Side Shawl|
|Day 5: Asymmetrical Shawl|
So, there you have what I've been up to recently! If you're still curious, again, you can check out the course for free in the DIY form.
Until next time!