Finished my Arrow

My version of the Follow Your Arrow MKAL is completed at last. I’ve blogged about this before, of course, but in short, this was a mystery knitalong (MKAL) with a difference. Every week, each clue contained two options. As the shawl could also be knitted with either one or two colours, this meant there was a huge variation in possible outcomes.

The KAL actually finished months ago, but I moved house just as we were going I to the last week and then I had catkin to finish and, well, you get the idea. At last I got around to finishing my arrow though, and here it is.

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I’m also following up on my resolution to experiment with my photography. To that end, I took lots of pictures, of which the above is probably the best. I also changed the image so that the background is black and white so that the colour of the shawl really stands out. I think I like the effect.

This picture, however, doesn’t show the full shape of the shawl. But for that, we have another picture.
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And for good measure, I might as well show the shawl before and during blocking.
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This one grew a lot during blocking, thankfully, as I was a bit worried it was going to be too small to really be useable at all.

It’s still not massive, and probably smaller than I would personally like, but it’s a good size. I always intended to give this one away anyway, as I don’t like shawls that are not symmetrical. Of course, I knew when I picked option a for clue 1 that this was going to happen but I just couldn’t resist the unusual construction. And that was what this project was really about for me, the excitement of the mystery and the different choices and exploring different ways of constructing a shawl.

I do like the look of the shawl, and it is lovely and soft; I do really like Debbie Bliss Rialto 4ply.

4 Responses

  1. Dana says:

    Great job! I’m super late but plan to cast on soon.
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  2. Gina says:

    I’m late to the party with this kal…mostly because I’m fairly new to knitting. Any tips with the end of clue 1a? I’m not sure if I’m picking up and knitting the yo correctly.

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