Sample Knitting – Bestitched Shawl

A bright knit shawl in pinks, yellows, and greens wrapped around the neck and shoulders of a green adjustable dress form

I recently (as in just this weekend) had the chance to knit a sample of the Bestitched Shawl by Witching Hour Knits in yarn by Rebel Yarn Co for my LYS, The Altered Stitch, for the LA Yarn Crawl. I had three and a half days to finish it, including blocking time. So it was really more like two and a half.
A knit shawl in pink, green, and yellow, being held at a diagonal

I picked up the yarn on Saturday afternoon, and cast off Monday afternoon. Probably would’ve had it done Sunday, but I was working with slightly less yarn than the pattern called for and had to rework the end a few times to win yarn chicken.
A close up of a knit shawl in pink, green, and yellow wrapped around the neck and shoulders of a white woman looking toward the camera

So my advice is, if you want to make this shawl in this yarn, go for 2 skeins and you will have a nice bit left for a matching headband, mitts, or possibly even short socks.

Project Details:

400 yards of Fingering Weight Yarn

Size 8 knitting needles

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Finished Object – X Marks the Spot and Going on a Treasure Hunt

Recently I was able to make a sample of the X Marks the Spot Shawl for The Altered Stitch for the LA Yarn Crawl. I used Tosh Merino Light by Madeline Tosh, starting with Jade and Candlewickheld together as colors A and B.

Velma’s Sweater was color C, and it started giving me awesome 70s vibes. Probably appropriate given the name of the color.

Around this point is where I was able to somewhat memorize the lace portion of the pattern so I was able to work on it while helping with homework.

It also got too long for the section of the table I started on when I added in a pink-toned one of a kind color as color D.

With a red-toned OOAK as color E, the nearly finished shawl was almost as long as the table.

I finished the full shawl in 9 days, and then made a 60% width sample of the short version of the Going on a Treasure Hunt crocheted shawl, moving the colors around a bit to accommodate what I had left of each color. For reference, the colors are OOAK Pink as color A, OOAK Red as color B, Velma’s Sweater as color C (with a small bit of OOAK Pink at the very end of the third section), Jade as color D, and Candlewick as color E.

Final weights:

X Marks the Spot – (On US 10.5 knitting needles)

Jade – 34 grams

Candlewick – 69 grams

Velma’s Sweater – 61 grams

OOAK Pink – 62 grams

OOAK Red – 31 grams

Going on a Treasure Hunt – (On size I crochet hook)

OOAK Red – 44 grams

OOAK Pink – 22 grams

Velma’s Sweater – 39 grams

Candlewick – 23 grams

Jade – 43 grams

I really enjoyed working with this yarn, so much so that I’ve already bought a couple more skeins to work a new shawl pattern I’m developing.

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