I knit a fair amount of shawls but I don't wear them, so when I finish one it's not unusual for it to end up in a corner somewhere after blocking never to be seen again. I had a bit of a backlog so this week on the blog is officially Shawl Week.
I'll start with my most recent finish, the Follow Your Arrow KAL shawl by Ysolda Teague. I've never knit a mystery KAL before, or even a regular KAL, but I've knit several of Ysolda's patterns and I trusted that I wouldn't end up with an ugly mishmash at the end.
Every week it was a fun exercise of agonizing over which clue to knit and peeking at spoilers to help me make up my mind. I don't plan to knit another of these immediately but I could see myself making another on down the road, just to see what some of the other clues were like. My final combination ended up being BAABA.
I didn't measure, but the shawl ended up being a nice reasonably large size and ate up about 1.5 skeins of malabrigo sock in Ravelry Red. I love this color so much that this is the second shawl I knit in this exact yarn (no clue what happened to the first one). I used my new hiya hiya sharp interchangeables and I think they are my new favorite needles.
I also tried string blocking for the first time and it definitely made it easier and smoother. I might become a convert and pick up a set of blocking wires after all.
This FO was one of my first quarter FAL goals.