When Kate posted about the Conifer Shawl (rav link) about a month ago, she was well into her “redux” and chugging along. Like most (well, lets be honest, all) of her knitting projects, the final result took a wee bit longer than expected, but she is delighted with the finished result!
Her version, as previously mentioned, is knit using Road to China Light in Peridot on size 5 needles. As a result, she knit a few more repeats of the conifer charts, then followed the lattice and edge charts as written. Blocked out, it is a little bit bigger than the original and took about 3.5 skeins, or about 560 yards.
The fabric created with the Road to China Light is light and drapey but very soft and warm. Although it is about to be 85 degrees in Philadelphia this week, she will probably get a lot of use out of it during the spring and summer when cool mornings + evenings beg for an additional layer and over air conditioned buildings are the norm.
The end result has led us to consider other Kelbourne Woolens patterns (free or for sale!) in alternate Fibre Company yarns. How great would the Alice Cowl look “blown up” into the larger gauge of Organik, or the Springtime Bandit worked with more repeats in Canopy Fingering, or maybe the thick cables of Kiva Hattu in the textured Terra?