Thursday, April 14, 2011

Colardino Shawl




I love this shawl. The shape is nothing unique or difficult. It's a super easy pattern that makes easy TV knitting. The special thing about this shawl is the yarn. I love this yarn. The wool base (75%) of this yarn is various earth tone shades of brown, tan, and purple. The yarn is 25% polyacrylic which I assume is the jewel-tone fiber running alongside the earth tone wool. I love the effect of the rich base color mixed with the bright pops of color.


As you can tell from the above picture that I accidental used 2 different dye lots. I didn't realize this until I looked at this picture. It's not very obvious when you look at the picture but it really shows with the camera. Oh well, I'll just pretend it's a design element instead of a mistake.




I used the One Skein Shawl pattern. I've used this pattern many times and I'm sure I will in the future too because it's a great basic shape. The funny thing is that I used much more then one-skein. I used 6 skeins of Schulana "Colardino" Mulch (I assume this is the color). I knit it on size 10 needles. I wanted the shawl to be as big as possible so knit it until I ran out of yarn. I did a garter stitch bottom border.


5 comments:

LeAnn said...

Very nice. Everything hand made has a flaw. It's okay to not tell people. :)

katiegirl said...

Neat colors! I didn't even notice the different dye lots until I read it!

Jennifer said...

pretty

Deb said...

It looks great and if the different dye lot is why it has a darker stripe in the middle, it looks intentional! Another beautiful project hon! Love you, Momma

Run Lori Run said...

I didn't notice either! I love the colors and it looks cozy!

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