Design / Knitting

Hestia the second

It’s finally done! I started the second Hestia in September when I visited my brother in Munich, but it has been lying around since then. A couple of weeks ago I picked it up again and knitted on it a bit between all the Sock Madness, fingerless mittens, and spinning that I was doing as well. I almost finished it, but a quick calculation showed me that I didn’t have enough yarn left for the edging, so I ripped back about forty rows and remade the charts.

In the past weekend I knitted the edging. It takes a long time to bind off in a pattern like this – 443 stitches to go, and you need to knit two rows to bind off one stitch… it’s a lot of work, but I love the result. Today I worked on the written pattern, and I’m now almost ready to have it tested!

The yarn was bleeding quite a lot...
The yarn was bleeding quite a lot…
Freya needed to test the blocking mats, of course. She approved them.
Freya needed to test the blocking mats, of course. She approved them.
The shawl has a wingspan of almost 2 meters!
The shawl has a wingspan of almost 2 meters!
I love the edging and this time I have added beads. They go quite well with the Posh glitter yarn!
I love the edging and this time I have added beads. They go quite well with the Posh glitter yarn!
Freya gives the cat block of approval.
Freya gives the cat block of approval.

It has dried, and I’m very happy!

Nice and warm!
Nice and warm!

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