Wednesday, June 4, 2014

blocking is magic

Blocking is magic. Seriously. My evidence?



Pattern: Riverbank by Melissa Thompson
Yarn: String Theory Merino DK in the Radiant Orchid colorway (1.25 skeins)
Needles: Size 4 and size 6 Addi Turbo's
Mods: Knit twisted rib instead of traditional K1P1 ribbing, ended with one inch of twisted rib.

I loooooove this pattern. Relaxing. Easy. Fast! And after blocking, it's the perfect length, with the perfect drape. I started this on a Thursday and was done with the knitting by the end of the weekend. Now that's my kind of project! This was my first time knitting with String Theory yarn, and it was fabulous. I will definitely use their yarn again! This is one of several secret swap projects I knit up in May. You'll see them appear here on the blog once they've been received. The recipient was thrilled with this, which made me happy! I highly recommend this pattern for quick gift knitting.


  1. Blocking really is magic. Your cowl came out lovely! It's just the perfect size and drape. Not to mention the awesome color you chose!

  2. You made me want to block the shawl I made this past Spring. Your cowl is gorgeous! I love that color and the pattern.

  3. Gorgeous colour. I quite love blocking as it is magic!

  4. Whoooo-whee!

    What a gorgeous pattern- AND colour!

    Looks fabulous!

  5. Beautiful. I love the rich color.