Boysenberry wrap

Boysenberry wrap 1

Wow, this is a truly luxurious-feeling wrap – soft, cozy, and so much bigger than I thought it would turn out!  The pattern is Lin Lin Shawl, and although the last thing I need is another shawl, I couldn’t resist celebrating the coming of cooler weather by knitting this in a gorgeous yarn like Anzula For Better or Worsted (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon).

Boysenberry wrap 2

This is one of my all-time favorite yarns, and I frequently find an excuse to knit with it.  I used three skeins (200 yds/ea) of Boysenberry, but I ran short at the very end – just three rows and the bind-off to go!  Although, to be fair, it’s not as little as it might sound, because by the edge of the shawl, each row is over 500 stitches (whew!)

Boysenberry wrap 3

Luckily, my yarn stash is so huge that I had this exact kind of yarn in a Mulberry, a closely matching color – if you look closely, you can see that the edge is just a little lighter, almost an ombre effect.  I actually think it makes the scarf even more beautiful than if it was knit all in the same color 🙂

Boysenberry wrap 4

I used the recommended US 8s, and it seemed to go quickly, although it is a LOT of knitting, and the FO is almost like wrapping a blanket around your shoulders (not that I’m complaining, mind you).  The designer used some interesting stitch patterns, which got me through the ever-increasing number of stitches per row.

Boysenberry wrap 5

I like this one so much that I’m considering do it again, maybe as a Christmas present – I see it in a pumpkin or cinnamon color, or a deep and shiny green . . .

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3 comments on “Boysenberry wrap

  1. Beautiful shawl…and the color is gorgeous.

  2. Purple is my all time favorite colour, I love wrapping up in things to keep warm, this beautiful shawl looks fantasticly snuggly. I agree that the edge just adds to the brilliance of it. Well done.

  3. Wow, that is gorgeous! I’ve been stalking that pattern on Ravelry, and you have certainly done it justice. It looks like wearing it will be an excellent way to welcome fall. Lovely!

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