Much like winter in Maryland, the shawl is finished. My very first mystery knitalong and my biggest project to date. All done. I couldn’t be happier. The pattern, Snowmelt Shawl by Helen Stewart, is just divine. So easy to follow and well written. I loved knitting it, even when it got to be in the 500+ stitch range.
The yarn is all by Peepaloo Fields, and boy am I huge fan of hers now! The soft but fun colors of these yarns really tug at my heartstrings. I’ve been joking about how even my subtle colors turn out loud, but I think the overall effect is soft and sweet. Up close it’s a symphony of mint and pink and lilac and yellow. These yarns are all the 80/20 base, Sensible Sock in (A) Smitten, (B) Bumble, and (C) Smokestack.
It took me a little less than two months of not being overly faithful to this project to finish it. I’ve been a little listless without a big project on the go, but luckily I have two quilts that are begging to be cut and pieced.
I hope you are enjoying the season and any sunshine that you may be having. For me, this snowmelt shawl and the sunshine we’re having fit very well together to brighten my day.
YoM day 93: Sock knitting
YoM day 94: Sock knitting
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10 thoughts on “Snowmelt Shawl.”
That is a gorgeous shawl and the colors are soft and beautiful. I’ve just realized how fun it is to knit the littler “shawlettes.” It’s hard to divide up my time between quilting (always takes precedence) and knitting. I’m sure Maryland will have some more cools days and nights that will be perfect for wearing your new shawl.
I have the same problem in the opposite direction! Knitting takes the precedence for me, but I’m gaining momentum on the quilting front. Thanks for your kind comments!
Its so lovely – congratulations on your finish. What a big job that must have been.
What a beautiful shawl! The yarn you used is just gorgeous! I find it difficult to split my time between knitting and quilting. Quilting seems to win since I always have a bunch of projects going at once!
I fear that multi-crafters are destined to be torn. Knitting usually wins out for me because it was my first love and it is more portable than a sewing machine. 🙂
Oh it looks so wonderful 😁 Congratulations on such a beautiful finished piece 😁❤️
The shawl is beautiful!!!……LOVE the softness of the colors…..wish I could join you in the knitting but tried many times and gave it up…..You do wonderful work.