Yes, I DO Knit Other People's Patterns!
I get so caught up with my own design work that I don't seem to knit many other patterns.
But the other day there was a callout for testers of a new shawl pattern that looked simple and quick. Though I commented that I didn't have quite the right yarn for it and wasn't too sure about the time to commit.
Then I got a message saying that the designer's yarn supplier was willing to give the yarn for free to the testers and I decided that, yes, I did actually have time to knit it after all!
This is the yarn I got:
A beautiful silk-merino 2ply/laceweight by Spinning a Yarn in a gorgeous pink colourway (it had no tag so I don't know the name).
It was such beautiful yarn to work with and so soft!
Here is the finished shawl, modelled by BigMiss:
It's called Beach Shawl by Charlisa Anderson.
I love the zig-zag detailling that decreases in length. You can see how at the end it's only a small zig-zag here:
I'm not much of a shawl person myself and when my Mum saw it last weekend she thought it might be just right for her!
I did mean to give it to her to take home, but forgot so it might have to be sent up for her birthday in a couple of weeks instead.