Saturday, April 27, 2013

Skyscraper Shawl

Recently, Universal Yarn Company has been tempting me with all kinds of pretty yarns.  I came upon the Classics Big Shades Big Time in a green acrylic / wool blend .  The yarn was pretty, soft, and came with a pattern for a Skyscraper Shawl.

Following the recommendation of the shawl pattern I bought 2 skeins and cast on.  I did bump up to a size 17 needle, but even with the larger size I realized that I would have plenty of surplus yarn.  I even added on 6 more rows, and used just over one skein.  Regardless of the extra yarn, I knit this really lovely and fast shawlette.  With the current cool spring, I have even worn the shawlette a few times with a shawl pin.  I feel very lovely in my garment.

I even knit another Wham Bam Thank You Lamb Cowl with the leftover skein.  I will have to say acrylic blend or not, I loved it.  From now on I will need to be strong to resist buying more of Universal yarn.


lilspydermunkey said...

Such a beautiful shawl. I love it!

Tempest ina Pot of Tea said...

This wasn't hard & it is a quick knit. Could help you knit one.