Last summer, Carrie, of funky carolina , asked for test knitters willing to try out some of her new yarn bases. I jumped at the opportunity, and she sent me the most gorgeous merino/silk aran weight yarn hand-dyed in a luscious sort of pine green. It’s got great depth, and the silk really makes it shine. I LOVE this color. I loved it in the skein, but I loved it even more knit up.
Carrie suggested that I knit a Textured Shawl with it, and the pattern was a great match for the yarn. The yarn gave this shawl just the perfect drape. And it was such a delight to work with this yummy, soft, strong, silky yarn. As many of you already know, this pattern is awesome – such fun, and so fast.
pattern: Textured Shawl Recipe by orlane
yarn: funky carolina merino/silk aran weight, roughly 350 yards
needles: size 9
dates: Feb 24 – Mar 2
verdict: my only sadness is that I didn’t get to keep it. I loved it SO much!