One of my recent posts was about my Aureola shawl, using a lovely merino silk blend fingering weight. I just couldn't get enough of that blend so I cast on another! I bought the most beautiful 80/20 Merino silk blend at my local fiber festival in a green gradient. The dyer is Invictus Yarns in the Tenacity base; Green Segue colorway, it was so luscious to knit with. Somehow this yarn was even softer than the blend I was using before, it felt like butta.
I love watching the Grocery Girls podcast, plain and simple, they are freakin hilarious! Tracie, one of the co-hosts, recently finished test knitting Mina Philipp's new releases Sugar Plum Shawl. I fell in love as soon as I saw the pattern, it's simple yet elegant with a fun and unique shape.
This pattern and yarn are a match made in heaven. I mean, look at these colors!
I followed the pattern for a medium size shawl (10 eyelet rows and 4 repeats of lace) but I cut the pattern one row short because I thought I was going to run out of yarn. So I used nearly all the 600 yards my hank came with, I would have used all of it had I completed the full pattern.
I may or may not have been able to knit one more row. I don't like yarn chicken, it doesn't give me a high; it gives me anxiety.
And while I love the look of my finished shawl I didn't fall in love with the pattern. The transitions in each wedge in the lace section were not smooth. There are definitely some wonky YO's in the lace, and while it doesn't detract from the shawl as a whole I wasn't all that pleased. If I knit this again I will have to make some adjustments of my own to find the transitions that I like.
I love my finished product and I adore the gradient, it's a bit more elegant that what I've been knitting lately. This dainty shawl will look lovely with my wardrobe when the California weather decides it's finally time to cool down.