Handspun Showcase Shawl

Woo hoo! Β I did it!

I went from this,


to this,

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to this,

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during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

I am very happy with it.

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I designed this shawl to let my one precious skein of handspun really sing in an unfussy setting. I wrote up the pattern here. The darker yarn is Cascade 220 Heathers in charcoal gray.

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I’m glad I went with the shallower shape, since that makes it wide enough to wrap generously around the shoulders. Even broad shoulders like mine.

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The edge is just a couple rows of garter stitch, so it has to be blocked pretty severely to lay flat.

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As a result, it’s a bit lighter than you’d think for something made from worsted weight yarn.

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25 thoughts on “Handspun Showcase Shawl

  1. Wow Emilee, that looks great! I really like the way it turned out! I bookmarked the pattern page- hopefully I’ll get a chance to make one after I finish the new sweater I just started. πŸ™‚

  2. Great job highlighting your handspun! I’m taking my first spinning class this spring and can’t wait — seeing a start-to-finish project is very inspiring.

  3. YAY! congrats! it came out so pretty! I LOVE how it looks great with a casual outfit like jeans. Most shawls seem too fancy for everyday wear but I really love how simple and natural this one looks! well done!

  4. GO YOU!!! This, more than anything else ever, really makes me want to learn to spin. And also, I’ve gotta queue the pattern – thank you for writing it! πŸ™‚

  5. I think I opened up this post in a tab a long time ago so I could comment, and then never got around to doing it. Whoops.

    I LOVE this! I think it’s a perfect use for handspun — I STILL have not knit with any of mine because most of my quantities are so small, but I think I’ll have to try this! Great job!

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