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.