Knitting a Mini Color Affection

Everyone needs something fairly mindless to knit and my project for 2013 was Color Affection by Veera Välimäki. It was decided as a KAL (knitalong) with my Sunday knitting friends. I chose colors that would coordinate with a dress I have. It is actually the dress below but in adult size. I LOVE IT. The dress is beautiful on its own so I wanted something subtle and smallish to just accent my neck and add some warmth. This meant I ended up modifying the Color Affection pattern to be smaller.

I chose to use sock yarn for the project because I had it handy.

I followed the Color Affection pattern but omitted one third of the rows from each section. When I switched to the third colour section, I started increasing by four every row to create the twisty edges that give it a nice coverage and drape in spite of the smaller size. I did not do the short rows section. Here is my project on Ravelry.

To bind off, I used the Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. It is fabulous.

Then I wet blocked it.

Blocking my mini color affection knit shawl

It is lovely.

Color affection

One comment

  1. Bonny says:

    Stunning! You look lovely wearing it 🙂 The colours are reflected in your eyes which is absolutely mesmerizing.

    You rock!

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