Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

Verdaia, or Testy McTesterson


I’ve been doing some more test knitting. This time, I test knit ViolinJodie‘s new shawl pattern Verdaia ( link).

I ended up taking an impromptu trip east to stay with my mother for a week, which saved me a little money on postage as this was a gift for her. We got a little bit of snow while I was there, which is the perfect backdrop for this lovely shawl.

I knit this one in Madeleinetosh Tosh Sock yarn in the color Malachite and used less than one skein. The pattern is easy, and the main body stitch pattern is extremely easy to memorize. In fact, I liked knitting it so much that I started a second one, in red, for myself.