Come What May
Pattern note: A discrepancy in the pattern has been brought to my attention. After Row 38 in the knit sample in the pattern photos there is a Stockinette Stitch section that was omitted from the pattern, it is 12 rows of stockinette stitch, worked even. You could either add this in and then continue on as the pattern is written or you can knit the pattern as written without this extra stockinette section. The pattern works great either way and if you are concerned about yardage it may be better to leave it out.
As I sat with my friend, Jaala Spiro, having tea, pastries and knitting in my living room one morning she surprised me with several cakes of her lovely KnitCircus yarns. One of these cakes was the spectacular gradient called Come What May. There is just something about the rosy shade of pink moving into the sweet kiss of blush and ending with the lightest shade of gray. The yarn cake was thrilling to hold in my hands and it was inspiring. I quickly cast on and knit the sweetest little lacey shawl that is not only simple and wearable but is a really fun knit to boot. The sections of the shawl keep you entertained while the gradient yarn motivates you to keep going to get to the next color.
The shawl is a semi-circular shape with stockinette, simple lace and eyelet sections that end with a beautiful eyelet ruffle. The shawl is finished with an elegant bind-off with silver-lined beads. The beads are always optional but they add so much to the look and feel of the finished shawl. The entire project is a pleasure to knit.
The yarn colorway is the single inspiration for the shawl so the name of the design has to be Come What May. The colorway, luxury yarn base, shawl design and beads are the perfect match.
--Susan B. Anderson