This soft and beautiful shawl knit up quickly, in less than a week, with Local Color Fiber Studio’s new yarn, from their own sheep and angora rabbits raised on Bainbridge Island. The yarn is 85% Finnsheep wool and 15% German Angora. I used every yarn of two skeins (200 yds/ea) to knit Whispering Island Shawl from Curious Handmade. I used the recommended US 8s, even though the yarn was sport weight (instead of the DK weight used in the pattern). As a result, the already-soft yarn is even softer and has a wonderful drape.
The angora gives the FO a lovely halo and the shape of the shawl fits perfects around my neck and shoulders. Because I used a slightly smaller gauge yarn, the shawl turned out perhaps a tad bit smaller than the original, but its fit is perfect for a cool summer evening, and it is unbelievably light – it almost feels like you’re wearing spun gossamer around your shoulders!
I have two skeins of this wonderful yarn left in my stash, so I’m making them available as a giveaway – just the perfect amount to knit Whispering Island Shawl, or many other beautiful shawl, mitt, or hat patterns out there to choose from! If you’d like to enter, please leave a comment for a random drawing on July 8th. I’m excited to get to share such a beautiful yarn and help support local, American-grown and processed farm yarns like this one!Pin It