Starting the New Year Right

How? By knitting, of course!

I like to either finish a project or start a new project on New Year’s Day, and I don’t have anything on the needles right now that can be completed in under a day, so I had to cast on.

After spending some time searching Ravelry—a cardigan with that Cascade 220 I got at Webs’ anniversary sale? one of the 7 Small Shawl book pieces?—I decided that improvisation was what was called for.

Here’s what I can tell you now. It will be a shawl. I’m increasing by six stitches every two rows, so the body will have a nice curve. I’m playing with alternating between stockinette and one of my favorite Japanese stitches. I have an idea for adding more stitches near the end to give it, not a ruffle, really, but more of a lettuce edge. I can’t tell yet how it will turn out, but I’m doing what I love—and doing it in my very own way. What better way to start the year?

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