Sariel

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It's finally done. I don't know why things take me so long sometimes. I started this and loved it, and then I had a funk so it sat for a bit. But I'm so glad I picked it back up again. I love the design, I love the drape. It's just right.

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I got some pictures I'm happy with. I still think I need to either make more money or take a photography class. I never realized that being a self-publishing designer involved so many "other" things. I have to design the object, knit the object, write up a concise and easy-to-understand pattern that is (hopefully) error free, I have to photograph the design, market the design, sometimes print the patterns, and offer pattern support when necessary. It's not really an easy job. But I'm loving it.

And just in case you are wondering, I have lots in the works! But back to this one. This one used 3 skeins of Malabrigo Silky Merino in the colorway Archangel. Sariel is the name of an Archangel by the way, according to the Book of Enoch at least. It is worked from the bottom up starting with the lacy edging, and flowing into columns of stockinette. It is fun and quick - one of my testers knit hers in less than a weekend.

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Needles: Size 8 needles (5.0 mm)

Yarn: Malabrigo Silky Merino, 150 yards to 50g, at least 3 skeins

Size: Sample blocked to 72" wide and 34" deep

Gauge: 20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in unblocked stockinette

Notes: Worked from the bottom up. The sample shawl used all but 10 yards of the 3 skeins called for. It might be wise to have a 4th skein available to you just in case!

The Sariel Shawl on Ravelry - only $6.00