Monday, April 15, 2013

Driftwood


Driftwood by Veera Välimäki
madelinetosh pashmina in iceburg (discontinued)


I just finished up my Driftwood wrap by Veera Välimäki.   I knit this up using madelinetosh pashmina.  I can not tell you how much I love pashmina, it's a merino, cashmere, silk blend.  It is fabulously soft and machine washable!  Not that I have actually washed it in the machine, but I could, and it's nice to have that option.


I didn't do a swatch or anything, I just dove right in.  Gauge wasn't crucial, it just affects your finished size.  I did not block out to the 71" length in the schematic, but I think I got about 65-66" which is plenty big for my frame.  Width was spot on.  Which is usually the case, I can get spi but my row gauge is almost always off.  I had a little yarn left over so I probably could have knit another repeat, but I was afraid it would be off balance as the pattern branches out and becomes wider.

I love it and know it will be perfect for evenings when it becomes a little chilly for a tank but still to warm for sleeve.  And because nothing is better than being wrapped in cashmere and silk!