FO: Speckled Dotted Rays

I finished my secret test knit last week and immediately picked back up my Dotted Rays shawl because my office is freezing one day and hot and humid the next. I needed something good to wrap up in at my desk and this is definitely what I wanted.
Dotted rays
I said before that I attempted to make this shawl in the fingering weight version but didn’t love the tiny yarn or the color combo I started with so I frogged it. But as with most West Knits patterns I knew I could make this in a heavier weight so I opted to make the dk weight version instead and do it in a solid color throughout so I’d have a more neutral wrap to go with my colorful wardrobe. And to say this wrap is huge is an understatement. I never measure things (I’m so horrible at those final details) but it’s definitely taller than I am and it’s great for snuggling up in.
Dotted rays
I used about 900 yards of Madelinetosh DK Twist in Cosmic silver, one of my favorite colorways. I love that it’s a soft and pretty grey but has all these great fleck of color running throughout it. It’s a very subtle rainbow and I can’t resist a rainbow.
Dotted rays
This is a great project for working on in between other projects. It’s easy garter stitch with a repeatable pattern and it’s hard to mess it up. Just the kind of mindless thing you need sometimes. I even worked on it on Saturday at the movie theater.
I treated myself to Life of the Party on Saturday, I needed to get out of the house after a week of rain and my husband being on travel again. The seat next to me was empty and our theater has those great reclining seats so I threw my project bag in the seat next to me, kicked my feet up and knit through the entire movie. I’m always torn about Melissa McCarthy movies. I think she’s hilarious but I always feel like her movies fall just a little flat, but I laughed and almost finished my shawl in the theater. So it was a win for me.
Dotted rays
And now I’m on to summer knitting!! I already started my cotton version of the Durumi sweater and started my colorwork row over 3 times yesterday BUT I started it. And I think it’s going to be a super fast knit. Add in that Thursday is my 15th wedding anniversary and my husband and I are taking off to have an extra long weekend together of good restaurants, movies and adventures and I’m already pumped for my weekend to begin! So what’s new that you’re working on?

19 Replies to “FO: Speckled Dotted Rays”

  1. Oh, my! This is going to be SOOOO wearable!! And it looks so cozy! There was a time when I totally didn’t get shawls and scarves. I had a hard time seeing how they could be practical. Now that I’ve learned to wear and love them, though, I can’t imagine being without one almost all the time! Cute overalls too!

    1. I’ve totally learned to love shawls since I made my Find Your Fade. They’re necessary in my office all year long.

  2. I’m about 2/3 through an Incremento shawl for a friend, so can thoroughly appreciate your determination to see it through all that garter stitch! Well worth it… What a beautiful piece, and so practical for those “meat locker” office days.

    1. I also love a big shawl to wrap around my legs when it’s freezing in the office too.

  3. I love this yarn, grey+speckles – can there be anything better? And the shawl looks so cozy!

  4. I just snagged that pattern for the very reason you wanted to knit it. Having just moved to Louisiana, I am discovering that most everywhere I go is AC’d way too low for me and a shawl that’s easy to tote anywhere would keep me a little less chilled. I choose Malabrigo Mechita – fingering – in gorgeous shades of blue. I love S West’s flair!

    1. I was slow to realize how useful shawls are but when it’s hot and humid outside in DC it’s freezing inside. There will be more shawls in my future.

  5. Lil! That’s wonderful that u were able to squeeze every available moment in to knit (movies), that’s awesome! And it turned out great! Love your dotted rays!

  6. Ooh, what an amazing shawl! Looks so cozy and that color will go with everything! Flax Golden Knits on Youtube has a Wall of Shawls knit-along going, but I’m knitting everything but shawls it seems!

  7. I am very much a Shawl Knitter but it’s at the point where I have lots of shawls soooo I have been expanding my horizons and have been working on…socks…*gasp*! It is so teeny tiny! But I don’t have much practice with them so I am trying to gain a new knitting skill 🙂

  8. Came here from the link on your Rav project page for this shawl. I’ve looked at lots of the 3000+ projects and yours is at the top of my “love” list. You always make the best things.

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