Friday, September 14, 2012

On the Blocking Mats: Ecken+Kanten

Unfortunately, the lighting in this room is not that great today - so this picture is a tad muted, but this is Ecken+Kanten by Martina Behm on the blocking mats.  I used Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in the Fresh Fish colorway on US size 4 needles.  It's a very simple, garter st shawl that utilizes short rows to create the multi-directional knitting.  This is the perfect mindless project.  It's terrific for self-striping yarn and is a great unisex pattern.  Due to the multi-directional nature of this pattern, sections 1 & 4 are not completely even and required some creative and aggressive blocking.  I was relieved when it blocked out as I'd hoped and also when I read other Ravelers' notes stating they had the same issue.  I would recommend a stretchy BO for this pattern (thank God that's what I did) since the two end sections are not symmetrical.  All in all, I really enjoyed knitting it and would definitely recommend it for a quickie gift or for an unusual scarf to wear either under a coat or as an accessory.

NOTE: This is the PERFECT pattern for luxury yarn.  Because you must weigh your yarn in the beginning, you can use up the ENTIRE skein of yarn and not waste a bit!!  :)


1 comment:

  1. That is so pretty. I am now adding this pattern to my ever growing queue.


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