Pure

Pure

Finished in two weeks (sooner if I was monogamous), my Pure shawl by Cabinfour has become a new staple in my wardrobe. The simple texture knit in worsted weight is a match made in heaven.

I visited Rosehaven yarn store in the beginning of summer during a trip to Sandbanks. I believe they are the only store in Ontario that carries Quince and Co. and I couldn’t wait to see all the colors they had available. Pure was at the top of my queue for some time now and I’ve been wanting to try something new. A shawl in worsted weight fit the bill.

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I fell in love with the colorway Canvas. A subdued light pink.

The first section of the shawl knit up in no time and that’s when I realized the finished dimensions (56″ wide x 20″ deep) are a bit smaller than what I’m used to. I ripped back and modified as follows:

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  • Added 3 repeats of Stockinette section for a total of 12.
  • Added 3 repeats of Textured section for a total of 10.
  • Planned to add 3 repeats for the Garter section as well but it quickly became apparent I wouldn’t have enough yarn. I stopped after 5 repeats and played a game of yarn chicken.

I almost won… 26 stitches left to bind off:

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At this point, I had two choices 1) rip back 1 row and bind off on the wrong side of the work or 2) look for the ties that secured the skeins and spit-splice a million ends hoping I’ll have enough to finish off.

I went with #2. Thank goodness, I was a little too excited and left bits and pieces of the ties on my desk. A few had to be rescued from my garbage bin (it’s ok, there was nothing else in there)

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After spit-splicing, I gained an additional 50″ of yarn and had 10″ left after binding off the rest of the stitches. Isn’t that amazing?

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Note to self for future projects – save those ties!

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I finished the shawl in the car during our drive to a cottage at Prince Edward County. It was approximately 20 min north west of Sandbanks.

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I’m so pleased with the way this turned out. The final dimensions after lightly blocking are 64″ wide x 22.5″ deep. I love it! So cozy and warm! I’ve got a new thing for worsted weight shawls 🙂

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The lake was just 15 steps away from our backyard. We went canoeing, kayaking, built a campfire for s’mores, consumed copious amounts of sangria and sat under the stars at night. The views were breathtaking especially at sunset:

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The whole time we were there, my husband and I kept saying it’s like we’re in the Ozark’s. Has anyone else watched it on Netflix? We can’t hardly wait for season 2.

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