Autumn blush silk merino shawl

by onblueberryhill on October 15, 2012

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The final yarn and pattern from the Fall 2012 Sundara yarn club (alas!) was two skeins of Sundara Aran Silky Merino (50% silk, 50% merino) (2oo yds/ea) in color Autumn Leaves.  The pattern, Autumn Blush, was designed specifically for this yarn.  Knit up on US 8s, it went quickly, and has some unique textures that really shows off the shine and depth of the yarn color.

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I had no trouble completing the pattern with two skeins, and even had a little left over.  I like the unique shape of the shawl – the use of short rows in certain sections of the pattern creates almost a cape that sits nicely on your shoulders.  It’s not very large, but I think it will work well as a shawlette, when you’d like some warmth and color around your shoulders without being too overwhelmed by the piece.

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I wet block the finished piece, mainly to get the picot edging to lay flat – even when completely dry, the yarn wasn’t quite as shiny or as soft as before I wet it, so in hindsight, I should have pinned it dry to the blocking board and wet it only slightly with a spray bottle.  But no matter, it is still very silky soft, and I think it will really look nice over a black dress or turtleneck.

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julie October 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

It’s stunning! The color is so rich and perfect for this time of year.

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Jenny October 19, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Lush! Can I borrow it to wear on an exotic date the next time I visit? :-)

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