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Follow Your Arrow 2

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A while back, I did the big mystery knit along from Ysolda – the Follow Your Arrow 2. I’d never done a knit along, especially not a mystery one!
For those unfamiliar with what exactly this means – you don’t get to see what the thing (in this case, a shawl) will look like before you sign up to participate. So, every week for five weeks, we got a new “clue” – a new part of the pattern. There are choices to make for each clue, sort of like a choose your own adventure book. Each subsequent clue stacks neatly onto either of the previous choices.
I used yarn I’d previously dyed for E’s 3rd birthday dress – my own superwash sock yarn. My shawl choices went BABAB with an additional 5A at the end to incorporate the second color and a knitted on border. (Which took forever…)
And now that it’s done? I…don’t love it. I loved knitting it. I loved looking forward to all the clues. I loved figuring out what each one might look like. I loved choosing what I thought would look best. It was a great experience. But, I just don’t love the finished product. Is it the colors? Maybe. I have a hard time seeing them as anything other than the colors I used for the dress of a three-year-old, so. I love the size of the shawl (big!) and the drape of the fabric (so drape-y!) but…meh.

I think I might give it away…

See the details of mine on Ravelry.


One thought on “Follow Your Arrow 2

  1. It’s pretty! I don’t think I could ever do a mystery knit – though I do love the process side of things, I think I’m just way too much of a product knitter to deal with not knowing the outcome ahead of time!

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