September 21, 2018
November 11, 2018


Project info
Local Yarn Shawl by Casapinka
Neck / TorsoShawl / Wrap
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Freia Handpaint Yarns Freia Ombré M/S Fingering (Refined) - Gradient
178 yards in stash
1.43 skeins = 447.6 yards (409.3 meters), 107 grams
Warm 'n Fuzzy in Cary, North Carolina
April 21, 2018

Because I needed two skeins of the Freia Handpaints to complete the size small, I had to alternate skeins to produce a continuous light-to-dark gradient. Since the right side (RS) rows begin with a slipped stitch to create a tidy edge along the top of the shawl, it was necessary to alternate skeins at the end of each RS row instead of the beginning like I normally would. This doesn’t affect the knitting at all, it’s just a change in perspective—I caught myself many times thinking of the back of the work as the front, because I’ve trained myself to think of switching yarns as a signal that I’m starting a public-facing row.

I enjoyed knitting all of the different eyelet/lace designs, and the sampler-like nature of the pattern engaged my “just one more row” impulse, making the knitting itself fly by in the most satisfying way.

Things I Did

  • Cast on: Knit cast on
  • Bind off: Picot bind off (as instructed)
  • Alternated skeins at the end of each right side row/beginning of each wrong side row, which forms the lower edge of the shawl

Finished Measurements

  • Width: 64 inches
  • Depth: 15 inches
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by Freia Handpaint Yarns
70% Merino, 30% Bombyx
329 yards / 75 grams

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  • Project created: April 6, 2019
  • Finished: April 14, 2019
  • Updated: May 21, 2020