Should I do it? Can I?
I’m knitting a shawl for my mom out of some Lion Brand Homespun that I’m trying to use up. She saw the blanket that I had started with it and really liked the colors. (Tudor – it’s multicolor.)
I chose a Lion Brand Pattern where the recommended yarn is Homespun. However, on the needles, the shawl doesn’t look anything like the picture on the Lion Brand Yarn site (Easy Triangle Shawl).
Mine looks a lot lumpier and the holes are less defined. Is this because it is still on the needles? Will it still be lumpy when it’s finished, washed, and dried flat? Or should I try blocking it with pins for a better first impression?
I can’t wait until the shawl is finished because if I order from Knit Picks it will be a couple of weeks before I see the blocking mats and Christmas is not very far away!
I looked on Ravelry, but I don’t know if those shawls were blocked or if they just look that way naturally. I thought I’d check here and see if anyone who has experience with this yarn could tell me.