This is Crazy

Friends_meCrazy f/k/a Crazy Mill Ends is Stonehedge Fiber Mills’ merino, alpaca, llama entry into the DK weight class. If it were up to me, I’d gold medal it. Great yarn. My fingers tell me it’s heavy on the merino, which is just fine by me.

This crescent shaped shawl pattern, worked from the bottom up, is by Deby Lake of O/C Knitiot Designs. The only name it bears is Octoberfest Mystery KAL 2012. It’s available on Ravelry for $3.00. The drop stitch fringe is the star, but Lake provides an alternative fringe if dropped stitches don’t catch your fancy.

Here’s a few more views:

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I knit six repeats, rather than four, of the first two stitch patterns. That added some length, which I like. With the added repeats, the shawl used up all but 20 grams of three skeins. Mine is worked on US needle sizes 7 and 8, at a slightly smaller gauge than what the pattern calls for. Crazy was just not happy at the full gauge.

Minus the second skein from the left, here’s how the yarn looked skeined, before it grew up to be a shawl. I just let the colors land every way they wanted to. crazy_stonehedge

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