Ta da! Two blogs posts in two days!
And also: Ta da! My favorite knitted item so far this year!
I could not love this more. I am SO THRILLED with how it turned out.
pattern: Andrea’s Shawl by the inimitable Kirsten Kapur
yarn: my handspun FLUFF Limited Edition “Night” and “Day” Silky Cashmerino; 193 yds. 2-ply “Asteroid” and 140 yds. 2-ply “Pebbles”
needles: size 7
dates: April 13-24 – and loved every minute of it
mods: none needed. as usual, I don’t mess with perfection
whoops! edited to add: I did do a very small mod. I was concerned about running out of the Night fiber, so I ended up doing fewer dark stripes than the pattern calls for. Good thing, too. I have about 3 inches of yarn left after bind-off!
verdict: BIG LOVE. Spinning the fiber was a dream, knitting with it was equally so. The drape is just delicious and the colors are divine. And of course the pattern is brilliant.
I loved how once I knit these two together, there ended up being a nice greyish/lavenderish look to the whole shawl, something I did not predict.
FLUFF is one of my favorite indie dyers, and the Silky Cashmerino is an amazing blend. The drape is just fantastic. Yes, I know I can’t quit talking about the drape. But y’all, it’s just so great.
(insert more enthusing here)
I would highly recommend this pattern. The construction is so clever, and the edging is just so sweet. It’s a great use of handspun, in my opinion.
I pretty much totally love it, y’all.