I feel as if I have been doing lots of knitting with little to show for it, so I am very pleased to have finished my Asterope shawl. I use the word “my” loosely because I knit this for a friend. Come to think of it, once I give it away I won’t have anything to show for this knitting, either. Oh, well! As I said in an earlier post, Asterope was designed by Romi Hill, and is one of the shawls in her 7 Small Shawls to Knit book. I made mine my friend’s out of Madelinetosh Merino Light (420 yards to 100 grams) in the Tart colorway. It took about one and a half skeins for the larger of the two sizes.
I find it difficult to photograph shawls, and it is especially difficult to capture the rich red/black of this color. But here are a couple of photographs to give you an idea of what it looks like before it is sent on its merry way.