Thursday, January 10, 2008
A new shawl. I found this pattern on-line somewhere. I don't remember where and there's nothing on the print out that gives me a clue. It's pretty simple but I like that. It's easy enough that I could take it along with me to work or to a knit night.
The pattern calls for Jaeger Sienna, a very nice sport weight cotton yarn. I didn't have any of that but I have a ton of Rowan Sea Breeze in several colors. It's similar to the Jaeger except it's not mercerized so it's not as shiny or as hard on your hands. I'm pretty sure it's discontinued. I must have had this in stash for more than ten years. Some of the balls have faded a bit during that time so I'm reeling off that part before I knit with it. I learned my lesson when I made the Swan Lake shawl last summer and used some of the same yarn, in a different color, and didn't notice the fading until I'd already finished the shawl. Anyway, the color isn't quite so intense as the photo. It's a little grayer and matte.