Another Test Knit Compete

I finished this one almost a month ago, but since the pattern was released yesterday I felt like it was a good time to finally get around to posting mine!

Here is my Kiah Shawl by Ambah O'Brien:

I used madelinetosh Twist Light yarn in the colorway "Grasshopper."  I really love this pattern.  I knit the smaller of the two sizes and zipped right through it in about a week (lots of garter to fly through but enough lace to keep it interesting).  I knew I was going to be playing a bit of yarn chicken since one skien of Twist Light is only 420 yards and the pattern calls 437 yards.  I am a loose knitter and often have to go down 2 needle sizes to get gauge.  I really thought that with the smaller needles I'd be ok (I've read that Ambah buffers her yardage requirements by 10%).  Unfortunately I fought the yarn and the yarn won this time.  I ran out with just 4 garter rows left to go, thus while I finished the edge in a contrasting purple!  You know what though, I don't hate it!  It was a good solution and the purple really makes the green pop. I think I will be knitting this one again sometime soon, possibly in the larger size.