knitted :: Night and Day (handspun Andrea’s Shawl)

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.

knitted :: handspun Andrea's Shawl
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
size: small
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.

Here are the handspun yarns before I knit them up:
spun: FLUFF Limited Edition

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.

knitted :: handspun Andrea's Shawl

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.

knitted :: handspun Andrea's Shawl

(insert more enthusing here)

knitted :: handspun Andrea's Shawl

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.

knitted :: handspun Andrea's Shawl

I pretty much totally love it, y’all.

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14 thoughts on “knitted :: Night and Day (handspun Andrea’s Shawl)

  1. Are you *trying* to drive me insane with jealousy with all these beautiful knits made with handspun? Hmph. I need to buy a spinning wheel and learn how to spin, I really do. But, alas, I don’t have time for it. Oh, the pattern is great too, I want to make one too. I think I need to go buy the pattern, I might just have a couple dollars lying about in my PayPal account. 🙂 Did I mention that the shawl is beautiful? Well, it is. 🙂

  2. Beautiful! I have to agree on the way the yarn “changed” colors once knit up… I’d scanned down quickly (so many posts! I wanted to see if I’d missed more!). My first thought was, “oh an FO and some new yarn she got.” It really does have an interesting effect knit up. A stunning one, actually. Has me mentally going through the small bit of handspun I have, wondering if I have enough to make one of my own!

  3. That came out absolutely beautiful! I am here from a link on Kirsten’s website and I can see why she wanted us to see it! I do not spin and this almost makes me wish I did! Great job! Love the colors, the design, I could go on and on….

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