I’ve had a fast time of it with Andrea Mowry’s Nightshift shawl, enjoying that groove where you vaguely feel like you’re playing hooky by knitting late into the night.
Today? A little tip for hiding ends. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it!
One of the lovely design elements of the Nightshift pattern is the integrated i-cord edging. You work it as you go, not as an added afterthought.
I love this edging because it gives us a quick way to tidy up the many ends that this six-color project generates.
Step 1: Thread your tapestry needle. A blunt needle is better than a sharp one here.
Step 2: Slide your needle into the tube created by the i-cord. I thread at least 4 cm (2″) of yarn inside the tube.
Step 3: Pull the needle out of the tube. Snip the yarn at the surface, then gently tug on the i-cord to make the yarn disappear into the tube.
Gone! I cannot overstate the ease and joy of this little maneuver.
So happy to see our Dream State bundles heading to their destinies. Having just finished mine, I’m ready to make another one, trying a different order of colors. It makes a difference, obviously, how you assign your A, B, C, D, E, and F.
Can you believe there are 7,863 Nightshifts on Ravelry? I can! This thing is irresistible.
PS All done! Here’s how my Nightshift shawl turned out. Thanks, Ashley, for the sashay!