Dusk at Elk River Shawl
Sometimes I wish all of you could see my finished knits in person. The softness and the shimmery effect of a wool silk blend is wonderful and cannot be captured with photos. Oh well, I hope you can conjure up some wonderful images of what I am showing you.
I finished my shawl before the busy weekend and blocked it once I returned home. I have my priorities.
Andrea of This Knitted Life has embarked on indie dyeing some lovely yarns for her new business. She knows what she is doing! First of all, the quality of the single ply wool silk blend is spectacular. The yarn is a delight to knit with.
When I soaked the wool, I didn't see a hint of purple in the water. The rinsing was minimal since I used a wool wash to soak the shawl. Again, I love when a wool blend behaves exactly as I expect and makes the finishing a breeze.
Thank you, Andrea :)
I used a pattern by Helen Stewart, Amulet Shawl. I love her designs because of how detailed they are written and the ease of the knitting. Not too difficult, not too easy. Just the right balance for some evening knitting.
Ravelry notes are here.