Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Okay, here's the surprise. It's a Forest Canopy Shoulder Shaw. What a great pattern!
And here's a close up of it being blocked.
And now here's the shocking part -- it's made from acrylic yarn. I know, I know, but I had to consider where the shawl is going to live and be cared for. Seriously, when it's going to live somewhere where it rarely gets below 75 degrees, acrylic can be very practical. To block it, I pinned it out and used my steam iron. I think it might be what they call "killing" it with steam, but it turned out great and it had a good hand and drape. So, there, I'm breaking out of the mold!
But seriously folks, it's a great pattern. I plan on knitting it a few more times and I'm sure somewhere along the line, I'll be doing it in wool.