This might be one of my most favorite FOs of the year, tied with Moonset, both are soft, beautiful and fun to knit and wear. I was really down on shawls for a while because I wasn't sure how to wear them, and also my gauge issues made all shawls into shawlettes which makes them even harder to wear.
Now that I'm better with gauge and learning how to adapt patterns when I'm not making things to finished sizes.
Not only did I think this was a great project but I was also able to win 3 skeins of Sweet Fiber Yarns Haven in Spanish Coin in a KAL. Sure it was a random draw that won me the yarn, I like to believe it was how beautiful the shawl is.
I love supporting Canadian dyers (Tanis, Quebec) and designers (Melissa, British Columbia) and it's even better when it turns out this beautifully.
- Details -
Project Name: Winter Bloom Shawl
Pattern: Autumn Bloom by Melissa Thompson of Sweet Fiber Designs
Recipient: Mine, mine, all mine
Yarn: TFA Orange Label in Frost
- Knitting shawl edging sideways and picking up the body stitches - it worked fine and I'm happy to do it again.
- Yarn - OMG, Orange Label (merino/cashmere/silk) is fantastic. Soft and sleek without being too heavy.
- Pattern - This was the first time working one of Melissa's patterns, and it was great. I look forward to working more of her patterns as she releases more in the future, as well as the fun ones from earlier.
Re-Knit?: Just maybe, it is really quite nice and lots of fun to make.