FO On Wednesday: July Camp Loopy Project

In keeping with tradition, here is a lousy quality photo of my completed Syyslaulu shawl. One day I’ll get a good photo probably once I get a good nights sleep. I’m operating at a serious deficit today.

The pattern is Syyslaulu by Heidi Alander. It is available for free on Ravelry. The yarn is Uschitita merino singles in cry wolf. I knit to 179 stitches before switching to the lace pattern and then did 1.5 repeats of the lace not the 2 called for in the pattern. I was concerned about running out of both yarn and time.

I really enjoyed knitting this pattern. It’s the perfect combination of mindless and mind challenging. Just what I needed. The pattern has options for size and was completely straight forward. At no point did I question what I was supposed to do. It is one of the best free patterns I have ever knit.

The yarn is a finer fingering weight. It’s fairly soft and well dyed. I found no knots in the two skeins I had though there were two small areas where the yarn seemed stiff as if it had been glued. It wasn’t a big deal.

I would knit this again. It’s highly likely that I will have another of Heidi Alander’s patterns on my needles soon. Not all of her patterns are available in English but there are more than enough to keep me knitting.

This project was my July Camp Loopy project. The requirement was to knit at least 600 yards in either The Botany Lab, Zoology Lab or Entomology Lab. I chose to do the Zoology Lab with the name of my yarn meeting the requirement.

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21 Responses to FO On Wednesday: July Camp Loopy Project

  1. The drape of the fabric looks wonderful. For a long time I was thinking the shawl looked a bit plain, but now with the lace it is totally transformed and looks stunning.

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    • Thank you. I expected the yarn to be more tonal when I ordered it. Had it been the garter stitch would have been a great choice. Overall the yarn was 85% the same color. It was probably the only thing that I was disappointed about with the yarn.

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  2. That is just beautiful! That’s a lovely gray, and I love the lace! Great job!

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  3. It turned out lovely!

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  4. Evelyn says:

    Beautiful drape, and the shawl is so elegant and stunning!

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  5. Alissa Head says:

    It’s really gorgeous. I agree, the drape and the sheen is wonderful!

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  6. Worth the time and effort.

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  7. sewadilly says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

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  8. It is very pretty. I bet finishing projects is a heck of a rush and a sense of completion.

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  9. randomlyerin says:

    Beautiful, just beautiful. ❤

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  10. kathyreeves says:

    Stunning! It looks so delicate and the lace makes it!

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  11. IdleEmma says:

    It looks lovely, love the colour of the yarn,

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  12. The lace is stunning, I might have to make a shawl with just the lace!

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  13. Looks great! It will be such a wearable shawl in that color.

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  14. chrisknits says:

    Ooh, that color is so pretty, it looks a lot more blue than it has seemed in past photos. So drapey!!!

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  15. Jackie B says:

    Drapes so beautifully.

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  16. ReginaMary says:

    It is beautiful, Karen. I am in the same boat as you with my photos. I don’t think yours are of as poor quality as you think.

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  17. Laura Kate says:

    I like the lace pattern on the shawl’s hem.

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  18. Wow! That looks really lovely! The lace came out very well 🙂

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  19. LDSVenus says:

    Love the lace and the drape!!

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  20. Olivia says:

    This shawl is absolutely gorgeous and I disagree with you about the picture quality I think it looks lovely the way you have it draped in the lighting. What a lovely shawl!

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