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.