I have received so many compliments and Likes on my first Scalloped Shawl that I knew I had to do another at some point! This time it was a request from my Mom that lead me back to this fantastic pattern. She wanted a black shawl with gold accents that she could wear with nice outfits during the cool months. I spent the better part of 2-3 months causally looking around this past summer for yarn that would work well for this project.
It wasn’t until I remembered (I am still surprised how long it really took me to realize this) that my friend Kim over at Western Sky Knits makes a gold speckle yarn line called Twinkle Sock (comes in either gold or silver) and so I emailed her asking for her to make me some of it in “as black as you can make it!” So she sent me some of her Chimney color which worked out perfectly!
Admittedly the holiday season got away from me with completing this for her for Christmas because I spent so much time preparing for all my holiday shows, but gladly my parents were visiting us in early January so as soon as the New Year came I got to work and finished it just in time for their visit!
I used the same edging technique fro my original shawl since I liked the look so much, so to quote myself:
“I made an additional row along the base line after I was done with the number of pattern repeats I wanted to give that side a bit more of a finished look. After I finished my last Row 7 I did the following across the base: (using Row 4 – 7 as the regular repeat) ch 1, *sc in dc from previous row (a Row 7), chain 3, sc in next dc (a Row 6), chain 3, sc in next dc (a Row 5) 10 dc in chains from a Row 4* repeat * until all the way across (see photo above for visual)”
Size: 72 inches long (measuring along base line) x 33 inches wide (from center of base line to point)
Yarn Used: Approx 2.5 skeins (somewhere between 1000 – 1100 yards) of Western Sky Knits – Twinkle Sock – Chimney
Size Hook: G 4.0
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