It may occur that I have been called mad to have knitted three of this cool construction, Viajante. In fact, the photos also confirms that. LOL!!
I love big shawls. And I love bright red. There is so much life and joy in that color. And it is the highest arc of the rainbow. Red is simply one of my favorite colors.
There were still a smell in it after washing but I used a project bag I could wash and it went well.
But this is really strange: I actually weigh the yarn right after I received it. It was just a few grams under 400 grams.
After washing, rewinding and knitting with it, 40 grams were just gone. I have absolutely no idea why. Some of it must be that oily spinning oil that was washed out.
And some must be moisture. But 40 grams?
Anyway, I managed to get that large Viajante I wanted. After another wash it is really nice. It could actually have used one more wash to get all of that smell out. But it do not bother me anymore. At least the oil is gone - or I could not have worn it.
As I ran out of yarn I started the mesh a little earlier and knitted as much as I could before BO. I am happy with the size of it.
Large, cosy and a really nice garment for cold indoors and outdoors.
A bright red color is just fantastic. Unfortunately it is really hard to come by, both in stores and in yarn color.
In Norway it is often called christmas red.
Well, I always tend to think that limited use of certain colors is all about the bright colors. I have never heard about christmas gray or summer brown.
Anyway, do not bother what colors are called. Life is too short to care about such small things.
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Blackhill Høylandsuld, Garnudsalg
Needles: 2.5mm for body, 2mm for lace
Size: 230 x 144cm
My Ravelry Page: Color Me Red
Red, of course, is the color of the interior of our bodies. In a way it´s inside out, red.