My (accidental) NPR Scarf

About a month ago, I caved and bought yarn for three big projects. After careful consideration, the first project to be casted on was Cold Spring Shawl by Kirsten Hipsky. Other than changing the cast on number to 120, I didn’t make any modifications to the pattern.

In progress Cold Spring shawl. The fourth strip (orange black) is currently being worked on.
In progress Coldspring Shawl, knit in Aloft

Despite enjoying the Lava Lake shawl, I found Cold Spring too simple of a project and often found myself putting off knitting it. Knit a row, purl a row, knit a row. Eventually change colors. Repeat. The saving grace to this project is that the colors I chose were high contrast!

My partner spent a lot of time looking at this shawl, trying to figure out what flag it made him think of. As I loaded yet another NPR podcast, we realized where my colors probably came from. Not too shabby subconscious. I’m happy with the way these colors turned out!

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