I knitted this entire shawl in the five days after my operation before I was transferred to rehab. I can remember precisely nothing of the process at all - zilch. I must have enjoyed it because I did finish it quickly (for me), but I have no memory of it.
The finished shawl then got lost in the move from hospital from hospital and then apartment to apartment, only to be rediscovered a few weeks ago. I blocked it, and I now have a brand-new scarf in some of my favourite colours that feels likes a present from me to me!
This yarn was originally going to be socks, but when I was knitting them up I got hardcore pooling of the black part of the yarn which obliterated all the other subtle variations of the yarn. The Boneyard pattern really showcases this particular yarn - it’s a perfect marriage between wool and pattern.
Pattern: Boneyard, by Stephen West
Yarn: My favourite - Colinette Jitterbug, colourway Jay
Notes/Modifications: Because I am short, I modified the pattern so there were six increases every two rows instead of four, meaning I ended up with a shorter, wider shawl. I did this by changing the increases at each side of the shawl to YOs and increasing at the start and end of each row, just like Ishbel.