Yarn: Prism Delicato, 100% Tencel, 1 hank, Ivory colorway
Needles: US 4, Dreamz interchangable circular needles
This was just the project I needed! It was the exact right amount of thinking, the exact right amount of NO thinking, and an absolutely wonderful yarn to touch. I had never worked with 100% tencel before, and as I mentioned last time, I have been treating it as I would a silk yarn. It doesn’t have the elasticity of the sock yarn that is called for in the pattern so I made a few accommodations to ensure success.
First, I decided to use pointy needles and it was the best decision I could have made. This yarn is a plied silky yarn, and if you are using blunt needles you can split the plies very easily. With pointy needles I had no problem! Second, I made sure that my increases were as large as my regular stitches. Sometimes, when I do a yarn over increase, I pull that yarn over a little tighter than the other stitches. In this case, it was important that I kept my yarn over a normal tension because I would use picking up stitches into that edge later on.
I hope you’re inspired to make a Henslowe shawl! What a wonderful way to keep your shoulders warm, or wear as a light scarf, in these early fall days!