Summer Blues shawl

blues shawl 1

Yarn:  O-Wool’s O-Wash Sport – 2 skeins (306 yds/ea) of Boreal Bluet, Cattail, and Cuckoo Flower

Needles:  Knit double-stranded on US 9s

Pattern:  Very Shannon’s Bradway Shawl

Blues shawl 2

Because the pattern is written for a worsted-weight yarn, I knit the sport weight doubled – I came up with almost the same gauge as the pattern, but because I went up a needle size (to get a fabric that draped nicely and wasn’t too dense), it may be that my FO is even a little bigger than the pattern.  It’s certainly a big FO – more of a wrap than a scarf or shawl.  It’s wonderful to throw over your shoulders and wrap around you, but I’m not sure if I’ll get as much use out of it as a smaller shawl, given that there just aren’t that many occasions here in Oregon where I need to wrap up :)  Regardless, I think it’s beautiful – I love O-Wool’s colors, and the variety of textures is really visually pleasing and keeps it from being just another striped shawl.

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