So here is my finished test knit shawl Larix by Alexandra Wiedmayer. I really liked her original shawl very much, the yarn she used is just so beautiful, well orange and green are just MY colors, so they speak to me.
I'm very happy how my handspun turned out in this shawl. It's Rusty I showed you before. Two skeins of the Rusty colorway, and part of one skein of oatmeal BFL.
I'm not so happy with the way I blocked this shawl. I don't have space for a good blocking right now. No more carpet floorings, which is probably the only negative thing about getting rid of them. I only had four foam pads, and I struggled to keep it within it's foaminess. But I think I'll just block it better the next time I'll wash this shawl, which will be a while anyway.
I liked this design right away, and am glad that I got a chance to test knit it. It looks simple, but even though Alexandra says in the pattern, that once you get the repeats, you can remove the place markers, I never did. I never fully memorized the whole reapeat, and was thankful for the place markers, especially since you have to move them in certain rows. But the relaxing part is the stockinett part of the shawl. Mine is smaller, I didn't get a chance to measure it, but it's easy to make it as large as one wants it to be.
It was a pleasure to knit with my handspun. I especially like how the yarn was stripey to the end. It's no surprise, I wanted it that way, but still, you never exactly know how your handspun will turn out when knit up.