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My first time working with Kauni! Sasha’s mom and I stopped in at a few yarn shops over last Christmas (I know, I know, I need to get these finished objects blogged about in a more timely manner!) and happened to see one of the shop’s employees knitting a large shawl with two colors of Kauni striped together in a feather and fan pattern called the Wiggle Wrap by Sally Brandl.

I’ve been wanting to work with Kauni for a while, and I have always loved striping Noro, so I thought this would be a good pattern to start with. Of course it took a while for Sasha’s mom and I to choose our colors, and in the end I went with the same colorways as the sample we had seen (EFL and EZ) – probably because it was right in front of me and I knew it would be gorgeous!

I’ll be honest, a lot of knitting goes into this project! It’s a nice wide stole, so you are looking at some long rows, but the pattern repeat is easy to remember and the thought of the next color change keeps you going. Since it’s wool it’s super warm, and (possibly my favorite thing about Kauni), it smells wonderfully wooly! Great for wrapping up in the crisp fall weather!

As for blocking the piece, I hope this isn’t a horrible sin against wool, but I decided to steam iron it! I spread the fabric out on top of a towel on my table and then placed a damp cloth over the fabric and ironed over the cloth. In the end I got a beautifully flat and regular piece of fabric which ended up nice and light with almost a drape-y quality.