Saturday, June 13, 2009

FO Report: Forest Canopy Shawl

Yarn: Knit Me Now Warm Woolly, worsted/10-ply, "chokecherry," merino/mohair, a little less than 600 yards (3 skeins)
"Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl" by Susan Lawrence

Gauge: I'm not sure and it's not near me now...

72" wingspan, 36" top to bottom

This is my second Forest Canopy Shawl. The first one was knit for my midwife and though I loved it (and she did too), you'll recall that I was never totally satisfied with its size. I knew I had to cast on again someday to try to make a larger one and that someday came this past winter when I stumbled on this gorgeous yarn at the Yarn Harbor in Duluth (travel yarn! not a violation of the terms of the 2009 Yarn Diet!).
This is a great pattern, easy to memorize and fun to knit. This yarn is completely mesmerizing with all of the subtle variations of browns, purples and blues in the "chokecherry" hand-dyed colorway, though the photos do not do it justice (of course). I was never upset with this project and I attribute that mainly to the yarn. 100% delicious.
This one's for me!


Hege said...

It's beautiful and the color looks great on you!
I'm really not a shawl person, but I think this pattern would make a beautiful little shawl to wrap around my neck in winter ;)

Senja said...

It's really pretty and I love that you made something that you love with it:)