So here she is – all blocked and looking very pretty. The sun even shone so I could take the photos!
I used Sublime Fine Merino DK and have listed the colours in my last post here.
I changed the pattern a bit in that I ran out of my main beige (Faye) colour so didn’t have enough to do all the rounds after the colour stripe – I also kept trying it on and thought that it was large enough! One of the colours that didn’t make it in to the first selection was then used to complete the last two rounds of the border – (Avalanche is the colour).
I ummmmed and ahhhhed about whether I should change colour again…
or order another ball of Faye (beige)..
but as this had already been a costly affair! I thought it best to use up what I had
and now I’m really pleased that I did as I think it adds a certain something.
I hope you like my shawl as much as I do – I think she’s scrumptious!
So, in the end I used 6 balls of the beige (and nearly a seventh but not enough to complete the border), six balls of my colours for the stripe (but not all of them – about half left over) and an extra colour for the border (again, about half left over).
She’s expensive! But VeRY vERy worth it!
For those of you who’ve missed out on the whole Nordic Shawl thing – here is the pattern from the lovely Annette at My Rose Valley
What’s on your hook now? – I’m off to do my next Moogly Crochet-Along Block – more of that here