I know...another Forest Canopy...Well I'm making no excuses, I love this pattern and until I get bored I can see no reason to knit a different one. I keep thinking I'll knit something else but I always come back to this and although I won't say I never make a mistake, I've finally got the hang of the pattern so it's a fairly relaxing knit and different yarns give it a totally different look.
This one is in Cairi's lovely Laceweight Hand-Dyed Yarn 90%wool in a stunning Teal colour. I wanted a slightly chunkier look and feel for this shawl so I hope you don't mind Cairi but I've used the yarn three strands together. It's turned out exactly as I hoped.
Lovely isn't it?
I hope the recipient will be as pleased as I am.
And a stitch close-up.
I can't leave this without a brief mention of the dreaded Glade.
It is almost finished but I've got a major problem with the sleeves in that they are too long. Exactly how much too long I can't tell until my daughter has tried it on but they are far too long for me and I have long arms. The sleeves and sleeve edgings are pinned in different places so that's why one is longer than the other. I'm not sure which will be best - or neither.
Rachel had decided that she didn't want the frilly part of the edging on the bottom of the cardi but she did want it on the sleeves. The gauge is exactly right with an increased needle size as suggested by Rowan. The stocking stitch part was knitted to the right measurements so I don't know what's gone wrong. And I'm not sure exactly where I'm going to adjust it to make it right.