Halligarth progress


One of the funny things about blogging is that when everything is going well there isn’t much to say! I don’t really have much to say about Halligarth besides that it’s an entirely enjoyable and engaging knit. I’m about halfway through the tree section and, unstretched, it’s measuring about 24 inches (or, the length of the needle I’m working on), which suggest that with the edging and a good blocking it will be a nice big shawl.


I always worry about the finished size as I knit because I really prefer large shawls. I bike pretty much everywhere when the weather is good, and if a shawl is too small it won’t stay on (my bike requires me to lean down). My Shaelyn is the perfect size and I have been wearing it a lot, so I’d love for this one to be similarly large. It might not end up quite that big, but I think the lighter weight will help it stay put. That’s actually one of the reasons I chose to knit it in laceweight instead of fingering weight, and I really love the way it’s turning out. This yarn is so lovely to work with, and the colour is exactly what I wanted.


Basically, it’s a boring knit in the best way possible: It’s exactly what I want, and (so far anyway) it’s knitting up just fine!

11 thoughts on “Halligarth progress

  1. Julia M.

    This is so beautiful!
    I know exactly how you’r feeling, by the way, if everything is running smoothly without any problems, I find it hard to put that into words …

    I love the colour of the shawl! It doesn’ look as boring as k2,p2 (ask me how I know ….) but easy enough to knit it when you’re tired or not willing to give it 100% attention. 😀

  2. Audry

    It’s kind of a relief when a knit is going well. Although I feel like I’m just waiting for something to go wrong. I’m glad this one is turning out the way you hoped.

    1. Angela Hickman Post author

      Thank you! The yarn bowl was a birthday present from my LYS’s owner, who has excellent taste and obviously knows me very well – it’s exactly what I would have chosen for myself!

  3. The Twisted Yarn

    It looks beautiful. And I love the colour.
    The other problem with blogging about knitting is that the more you blog, the less time you have to spend knitting, so the less you actually have to say, and vice versa. Sigh. 🙂

  4. knittedblissjc

    It looks fantastic so far, and I really like your yarn bowl, too. hopefully you have enough yarn that if you are nearing the end and it’s not looking big enough, you could do another repeat or so and get it the size you’d like. Fingers crossed that it all works out!

    1. Angela Hickman Post author

      Thank you! Part of me does worry that by going smoothly now I’m just destined to have some sort of later disaster, but here’s hoping that isn’t the case! My skein of laceweight has pretty generous yardage, so I think I’ll knit to the small size and then weigh what I have left and decide if I can knit the larger size of not. Either way I think the finished size will be pretty generous.

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