Fun knitting pattern . . . and a great way to show off gradient yarn! The pattern is Pop Spots. The MC yarn is Twirl Shetland Petals in color Button – it’s a blend of alpaca, mohair and lambswool, and a very soft and fuzzy, natural-feeling yarn. It was a great contrast with the dots, both in terms of color and texture. Each skein is 170 yards, and I used all of one skein and probably 1/2 of a second. This is a really neat yarn – locally sourced, organic and humane in all respects. I found these skeins at Knit Purl in Portland.
The “dots” yarn is Freia Ombre Grande in color Ice Queen – are the colors in this gradient gorgeous, or what?! I love the color blends in Freia yarn and will probably knit more of these shawls – maybe next time experiment with a different MC. I picked up this skein (217 yds) at Tolt Yarn and Wool in Carnation, WA – what an amazing new yarn store, I wish I lived closer!
Freia is a sport weight yarn, so I knit on US 6s. I ended up having just enough yarn to knit the size small shawl, as well as three rows of garter stitch and a bind-off in the Friea (I didn’t think a lacy border would look good with this particular shawl, and it seemed like a lot of work at a point where I was ready to be done!)Pin It