Finished Shetland Rectangle

Monday, August 25th, 2008
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Wow. This was my quickest knit, and my slowest blog. I knitted it in 8 days and blogged it 398 days later. I don’t think I will break that record any time soon. Sorry I dropped the ball! I was waiting to get pictures back from the picnic where I wore it and then never did until now. I promise I will not take 398 days ever again. If I get pictures back next time 398 days after finishing the knit, I will wait an extra day so it will not be 398 days. That I assure you.

Shetland Rectangle

(My hair was a little ratty in that picture, but I was pretty tired by the time we got to taking pictures for the blog.)

Shetland Rectangle, started July 16th, 2007, finished July 24th, 2007
Pattern: Shetland Triangle
Yarn: The rest of my pretty red merino yarn ripped from a Value Village sweater ($4 for this and the Backyard Leaves Scarf and Santa Cruz!)
Needles: Holy cow, I don’t remember.
Modifications: Now this, I do remember. Obviously, I knit it as a rectangle. I also added a border to keep everything flat and to make it extra pretty. I love this edge! It was the same edge I used on the Backyard Leaves Scarf. Definitely a hit. I put up a tutorial on the cast-on here. I may also put up the cast-off tutorial that I photographed last year, for which I also just got the pictures.
Would I knit it again? Yes yes yes! I want a triangle scarf for this winter so I’m considering this as a double knit. We’ll see. One thing I wouldn’t do is use another heavy merino, though; holy jumpin’, is this boy heavy! It was also really hard to block, as you can see from the photos.

Shetland Rectangle

Shetland Rectangle

That’s my bro.

Shetland Rectangle

I really loved my dress. I didn’t have an excuse to wear it this summer, because the only fancy places I went were weddings. Too bad. Maybe next summer!

Shetland Rectangle

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