Reyna is done and blocked! What a fun knit! It’s really perfect for variegated yarn, something that can’t be said about a lot of patterns. I followed the pattern as written and blocked it fairly aggressively. The size is nice for a single skein shawl.
The pattern is Reyna by Noora Laivola. The yarn is Miss Babs Estrellita in across the universe, a gift from my knitting neighbor. The pattern is wonderfully written and easy to remember. There is a logic to it that I found very pleasing. The yarn is simply lovely. The colors are vibrant and the sparkle is an extra pop. I would definitely knit this shawl again and use this yarn again.
I must get some blocking wires. I’ve put buying them off for years. I’d like a more finished looking blocking. The edges of my shawls are scalloped because of the pin placement and shrinkage as the shawl dries. Do you have blocking wires? Which type do you recommend?