FO: Shetland Trader Mystery KAL

Thank you for all the Wee Bruton love yesterday! It was great to get the new patterns out into the wild. I'm going to talk a bit more about the finishing on the design later in the week, so watch out for that!

In the meantime, I've finished a few projects from my needles. First up is my Shetland Trader Mystery KAL:


I so enjoyed knitting along with this! The Ravelry group was so friendly and enthusiastic! I almost managed to knit the whole thing with the month of June - I just overran a little at the very end. Not too bad for someone with my limited knitting time these days. The design is so beautiful. It has 3 different textured patterns, based around a garter stitch background. Really simple to wear, and soothing to knit. I would love to knit another in 3 colours as there were some fabulous 3-colour versions made. I'm just not terribly confident about combining colours effectively, so I might have to steal a scheme from someone else. There was plenty of inspiration in the threads on Ravelry, so it won't be hard to choose.

The blocking technique was a bit new to me, as you thread the yarnovers with a thread to block the curved edge. I've read that before, but never tried it, as I have tended to make things with straight edges where I can use wires. It was a bit tricky to ensure it was even all round, but gave a lovely smooth curve, so well worth the time to thread them all.

Thanks again Gudrun for such a fun knit along!