Sorry for the post delay, but hopefully you will like this week's selection. It is Noro Sakura. Each skein is 36% rayon, 28% polyester, 18% nylon, 11% silk, and 7% lambs wool. The skein weighs 40 grams and is about 133 meters. This is called color #2.
You may remember that I made a dream swatch with a pink color of Sakura. This blue is going to become Monica's Sakura -Cherry Blossom Shawl. You can see it on the sidebar of her blog. I just need to sit down and get it started at some point. She knit a triangular shawl, but I may adjust the pattern to be a rectangle.
This yarn reminds me of the hair wraps we used to do in high school and college. We'd take small sections of hair and use embroidery floss to wrap the hair all the way down. The wraps looked most like the sections of yarn that have solid colors back to back. I do like the yarn and look forward to starting the shawl.
I'm also hoping to work on the Lizard Ridge border this weekend. But I've put myself in a holding pattern. I've been toying with using something other than a crochet border. I've thought about a few rows of stockinette stitch boarder all around that will roll a little and resemble i-cord. The other option I'm considering is actually doing an applied i-cord border around the outside edges.
The only thing that has stopped me so far is I have no idea how much yardage the i-cord would take and I only have one skein of the cascade in the color I'm considering. I guess I could just try it and see. I could weight the skein and then do some of the border and evaluate. Seems like a lot to avoid learning a little crochet!
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