Seeing as we are now in Spring/Summer I wanted to make a small, lightweight shawl that is just perfect for the season. I found a sweet little pattern and decided to make one using my own hand-spun yarn. It is a top-down shawl so I decided that I wanted the lightest colour at the top and so made sure that I began knitting with the lightest end of the yarn. I also chose to use the same colour beads as on the Victorian lace shawl that took me almost 2 years to knit as the colour went perfect with this as well and they are Size 6 Toho round seed beads in shade 1076 Magenta lined grey.
I began knitting on 2nd April and finished on 4th April 2013. Its pretty much a stocking stitch knit, with a few rows of garter stitch to add interest with "lines" or "ridges" throughout and finished off with a lace edge to which I added my beads. I used 244 beads in total which added a little bit of much needed weight.
It was so crumpled up when it came off the needles but soaking and blocking soon sorted that out.
I am so proud of this shawl as it the first one I have made with my own hand-spun yarn. I have made hats and things like that with my own hand-spun but this is the first shawl.
Want to know how I made the yarn for this shawl? Just click Wensleydale Gradient Yarn