I nicked some Patons Jet out of Mum’s stash and starting knitting this wrap for an online swap, but I gave Mum first dibs on it, since it was her yarn and her birthday is coming up. We both loved how this yarn knitted up – it looks rather blah in the ball, but transformed when knitted to something really cool! The pics don’t do it justice at all.
Its quite hairy yarn, and too scratchy for a scarf, but it seems to be perfect for a warm wrap. Mum loves it so it ends up being her present after all – happy birthday Mum!
The cool thing about this FO was:
– its the biggest thing I’ve ever knitted! Its 170cm long (took 5 balls of Jet)
– it was quick – only took me 2 weeks and that wasn’t non-stop knitting at all. I didn’t knit every day and actually did quite a bit of reading, but when I did pick up the needles this thing just zoomed off them.
– it was stocking stitch so nice brainless late-night knitting. But that actually kept me motivated because I couldn’t wait to see what it looked like once I dropped the stitches at the end. It took me a while to unravel all the dropped stitches because the yarn is a bit hairy, but it was so cool to see it transform as the pattern appeared!
I didn’t end up blocking it because its huge and I’m lazy LOL