There’s your first glimpse.
Have you seen enough?
Just one more?
How about a shot of the back?
Take your time.
Check out the variation in the colors.
Touch it. Oh, you can’t. I wish you could. It’s so soft and drapey.
Now for the details.
Pattern: Panda Silk DK Shawl It’s a free pattern from Crystal Palace Yarns. Thanks, CPY! This was a good one.
My name for it: Waves of Alaska
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Lite Color 2039
How many skeins: I’m pretty sure I used 8 skeins, but a 9th would be good insurance.
Needles: Size 7 Addi Turbos
Time: 8 days. I knit this on a fishing charter in Alaska. I was sure I’d signed on for a knitting cruise!
Measurements: 85″ across and 33″ from top to point.
Mods: There are 7 tiers and 28 fans in the pattern. I did 9 tiers and 45 fans, plus the 10 partial fans that finish off the top edge. I could knit 7 fans from each skein of yarn. Notice that it’s Silk Garden Lite, which is supposed to be DK weight, but you know how Noro yarn varies. Regular Silk Garden would probably work. It would just be a bit heavier.
Conclusion: I am beyond thrilled with this project. I wish I had taken a photo before I blocked this shawl, because it was lumpy and nasty. If you start it, don’t quit because you think it looks ugly. The blocking absolutely transformed this shawl!
Here’s one more shot with my trusty assistant. She can always be counted on to help! (Oh, and note the flowers in my crack!)
What’s next? I’m finishing two more projects this week. My Quadrille quilt and Trevi shawl are both getting their borders. And I haven’t forgotten about Alaska pictures. I’ve been too busy staring at Waves of Alaska.
I’m off to my sewing room. I’m pretty sure I hear my name being called from the laundry room, but it may just be my ears ringing, so I’m going to ignore it!