FO Friday: Jay Jay Shawl

I have another lighting quick finish. I think garter stitch one/two skein projects are just my jam right now. Here is the Jay Jay shawl in all her glory!

Pattern: Jay Jay by Francesca Caricato

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Sunseeker in Silver

Needle: US 6

Mods: To maximize yarn in the last section I omitted two garter ridges and added one extra eyelet row. This made it so that I had just a few yards of  yarn left.

This pattern was intuitive and addictive. It made great car knitting too! The yarn I wasn’t so in love with. It’s a DK weight yarn made of cotton, acrylic and metallic thread. It’s very pretty but not very soft or warm. I bought this back in 2013 in a yarn shop because it was pretty and I didn’t know any better at that level of my knitting. This yarn was knit and frogged out of two other shawls before it became Jay Jay. In the end I’m happy with it and very happy it’s out of my stash.

I think this will be a gift for my mother in law. She will appreciate the beauty and in her “season of life” like the fact that it’s not overly warm. Well and with cotton and acrylic I know she won’t felt or shrink it, lol.

Happy Knitting!!

11 thoughts on “FO Friday: Jay Jay Shawl

  1. You’re so speedy! I’m getting so bored of what I’m knitting right now. I need to do a speedy project next but I WILL NOT start anything new until this blinking cardi is finished!

  2. very nice! And so fast! I like how you will be disposing of it – to someone with an internal furnace who won’t need to fuss about it’s care. Good job! And it is out of your stash, as you say. Makes room for something you really do love. 🙂

  3. Pingback: Cast On: Be Simple Shawl | My Tangled Yarn Knitting Adventures

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