Saturday, September 23, 2017


One of my first knitting projects I wrote about on this blog was my Absinthe shawl. I ended up gifting it to my oldest niece. Sadly, Daddy washed it in the laundry and it got rather small. :( I guess one of her stuffed animals has an amazing accessory that the rest of the toys are jealous of now.

I didn't have the same yarn to make a duplicate one, but what I did have was enough leftover yarn from my Tulip cowl to make another with a completely different look. I used the coral color in the trellis lace sections and the green in the eyelet and solid sections then finished it off with some gray. I still have about 25 yards or so of gray left but this was a great stash buster that used up the other two colors. 

This is a cotton silk blend, so hopefully will hold up to washing even if someone forgets and throws it in the dryer... I remembered this pattern being a fun one to work up, and that was true the second time around. It took me less than two weeks from start to finish and turned out looking cute. It's headed to the finished object box to hang out until the holidays!

Watermelon shawl (my Ravelry page)
Pattern: Dinner in the Eiffel Tower by Jessie Dodington
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Tonos Pima Silk in 'coral beach', 'limon', and 'shell beach'
Needle: US 7

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