Friday, January 20, 2012

Gingko Shoulderette Shawl is Complete!

Ginkgo Shoulderette Shawl

This project was a dream to make. The yarn, the pattern, the needles... a match made in heaven!
The pattern link can be found HERE.  The yarn contains cashmere and is dreamy soft and drapes so nicely. The yarn is Zen Yarn Garden "Serenity 20" in a colorway called "Butterfly Kisses".  It is gorgeous in person but I think the pictures also capture the beautiful colors in the yarn. If you can get your hands on some of this amazing yarn, buy, buy, BUY! 

As for me, the yarn was a gift from my good friend, Kerri.  Thank you, Kerri!  I love, love, LOVE it!
This is a fun pattern.  I enjoyed it very much.  The lace portion is entirely charted so it was a fun exercise for my brain.  In some lace patterns you just purl all the stitches on the wrong or back side of the project, but in this pattern, both the front side and the back side require careful attention to the lace stitches. The lace portion is only 34 rows.  The pattern does include instructions for how to make the shawl larger but I did not think I would have enough yarn.  Unfortunately, the pattern only gives yarn yardage requirements for the smaller version of the shawl and I did not want to risk running out.  I will probably make this pattern again someday... it was that much fun!


Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

gorgeous -- great job!

Lee said...

That is just stunning! Great work!