This was a ridiculously long project. 480 yards cotton that seemed to be one of those infinite amounts quite a few times...
It is finally finished, blocked, and actually dry and folded up waiting to go into the gift bin.
It was long enough that I broke out one of the new blocking mats that I got for Christmas. [Just as soon as the Philosopher and I get all of our stuff in the dining room sorted again, I need to put all of them down and block all of my shawls.]
I still find the color shifts on the pink end too abrupt for my liking.
But the red and brown faded together nicely
Here's a more red look
And then into the browns
And this is what I had left. Something around 10 yards? I could have knit a few more rows but I didn't feel like stretching it when I got to the garter rib ending and I figure a few yards leftover don't actually hurt anything.
The pattern, Upstairs by Wollschnegge, was easily and clearly written. This can be memorized in a few repeats. I left stitch markers in mostly to improve my semi-autopilot knitting. I only did 39 stitches, if I knit it again [shudder] I might made it one more repeat wider.
Sweater body is almost done again, I'm on the ribbing and new socks to show you tomorrow!