It’s finished! I LOVE this shawl! I really enjoy knitting shawls but I have always wanted one that I can wrap myself up in and feel cozy and warm. This is the one and it won’t be the last. I have had such fun planning this shawl, the yarn I would use, how the colours would move through the piece and how I thought it would look when it was finished. I can’t tell you how pleased I am with it.
I know some of my readers are awaiting my response on the yarns I used, my email has crashed, I have lost all my contacts, my folders, it’s really awful, so I am going to add the yarn I used here and also on my Ravelry page as soon as I get to update it.
For the cast on I used my handspun variegated camel silk, I really enjoy the colour changes of this yarn, you can see it in the above photo, with the thick bands of colour at the top. I had to choose colours for the stripes that would flow throughout the entire shawl, I decided to use soft brushed kid Mohair in a solid lime green and lilac. Now these three skeins of yarn would be alternated and eventually become short rows joining the top half of the garment. After all the rows had been repeated and there were well over 450 stitches on the shawl, I had to knit the border. I chose a deep purple for this as I thought it would bring the whole piece together, you will be able to see it in the photo of the shawl on the grass.
Oh and sorry about the shiny photos, the sky is completely overcast this morning and is creating havoc with the lighting:)
Hope you have a wonderful week.
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