I've been experimenting with shawl shaping again. I've made a lot of shawls and so far I really love the sideways construction. But this bottom up might be growing on me. I saw a shawl that was constructed in this manner and wanted to experiment with it. And then Brianna from The Yarn Side hooked me up with this amazing yarn and things just happened. Good things I think.
It starts at the tip and works its way up, and the edging is incorporated - which I love. And there is short-row shaping along the top edge which is very easy to accomplish with yarnover short-rows and make the shawlette sit beautifully on your shoulders.
But let's talk about the yarn. The yarn. Oh my goodness. The yarn is amazing. In fact the name of the colorway is "Falling Lovely & Amazing". And it lives up to the name. It's a blend of alpaca, cashmere, and nylon. It's fingering weight. The colors are kind of unsaturated and as a result the yarn just glows. Everyone who touched it just oohed and aahed. Because it's just that nice.
This blend of alpaca and cashmere makes the perfect little snuggly something. Lightweight enough to carry in your purse, but warm enough to ward off the autumn chills. The picot bind-off along the top edge makes for a fancy but simple to work finish.
Needles: Size 6 needles (4 mm)
Yarn: Lorelai Sock from The Yarn Side in the "Falling Lovely & Amazing" Colorway
Size: Sample blocked to 70″ wide and 22″ deep
Gauge: 16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in blocked garter
Notes: Worked from the bottom up – offered in written & charted format.
The Fenmore Shawlette on Ravelry – $6.00 USD