So, I haven’t decided exactly what to do with my Papaya yarn yet. I’m currently leaning toward a flowy, cozy cardigan, but I’m not sure on the details yet.
But in the meantime, while I was deciding, I pulled out some lovely blue yarn that my husband gave me for Christmas! I’m all about stashbusting this month, it seems.
I’ve lost the label, and I forgot to take pictures before I started knitting (I guess I was too excited to get going). But, I do know this yarn was a gradient set from Wonderland Yarns. My best guess is that it was dyed in the “Shillings & Pence” colorway, or something close. (I think mine’s a little darker than what’s shown on the website, so I could be wrong.)Totally pretty, right? The yarn I have is a little thinner than that shown in this picture, too… It’s a fingering-weight two-ply, and oh so soft and springy. It’s a delight to knit with.
Anyway, I’ve had this yarn pinned up on my bulletin board since December, hoping that it would inspire me to make something lovely. And, since I had a little downtime (and wasn’t quite ready to jump into a whole big sweater quite yet), I decided the time was right.
I found a lovely, simple half-circle shawl. It’s dead easy, but so gorgeous, and a great way to show off my nice gradient yarn.
Moon River Shawlette by Malabrigo TeamIt calls for Malabrigo one-ply, so mine’s turning out a little lighter than the example, but I kind of love it that way.
I’ve gone through the three lightest skeins, and just joined the fourth. It looks like I’m going to run out of pattern before I get through my yarn, so I’m going to add some extra rows onto the edge of the shawl- I want to use every last inch of my lovely blue yarn. My shawl is going to be nice and big when I’m done with it!