Today I'd love to tell you about my Celadon Shawl! I finished this beauty about a week and a half ago but I have been sick and so I am slow to get my notes out to you! I have not been slow to wear this shawl though, it's been a very chilly spring here in Maine and I have had my Celadon draped over my neck most days since I finished it!
So here are the details, I used one skein of Speckled Cornucopia in Plush Single and a ROYGBIV Mini Skein Set. The pattern originally called for sport weight weight yarn but honestly, I didn't notice until a few people asked me about it so I used a size 6 needle just as the pattern called for. Most shawls I've knit use a 6 or 7 needle anyway so it was totally fine.
The original pattern also called for a 6 skein gradient, and I had a 7 skein set. So, I did 6 pattern repeats (on the gradient section of the pattern), creating 12 garter rows for each color of the gradient. This worked out perfectly. I did the first and last section of the shawl just as the pattern directed.
The finished shawl measures a whopping 96" long! The nice part about both this pattern and especially the yarn, is that the long length gives you a few great options for styling. I personally like wrapping it twice so you can see the rainbow and you get a little tail hanging down. You can also wrap it three times for no tail, which is really cute. The yarn is so soft and drapey that no matter which way you choose, there is very little bulk or weight.
I still have a bit of yarn left over after this project and I'm thinking about casting on second with a skein of Onyx and just playing around with stripes on the gradient section! That will probably be a project for the long off future though because I have a lot of first time projects I am dying to get to! I think it really says a lot about a design when you want to knit a second (whether you get to it or not), and I surely feel that way about the Celadon shawl! I hope you cast one on and if you do- I'd love to see it!
You can find the Celadon Shawl pattern by Ambah O'Brien HERE
You can find my Plush Single base, including ROYGBIV mini skein sets, HERE.
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