Wabenschal, Cast Off
I was able to finish the Wabenschal yesterday and here it is! (In all it's unblocked, pathetic droopiness.) Unblocked it seems to be around 72-80 inches long. I don't really expect it to get much bigger since this yarn is silk and silk doesn't have any elasticity. Any extra length I get from blocking will be from the elasticity naturally in knits. This weekend it will have a gentle bath and a nice blocking. (Anytime you are messing with a wet protein fiber - both silk and wool are protein fibers - it's important to remember that they are weaker when they're wet than they are when they are dry. Cotton and linen are actually stronger when they're wet than they are dry.)
And in case you're wondering why the bed is modeling the Wabenschal instead of Finn, he's busy watching birds right now and can't be bothered.
Have a great weekend!