Reminiscent of the colors of the ocean, this hand-knit, Deep Waters shawl is simply stunning. Its colors blend from an aquamarine to cobalt blue, to a deep-water purple. Knit in a lovely Merino wool and silk yarn blend, the fluid drape of this yarn creates a watery cloak of softness.
I love, love, love how this shawl turned out! The blend of colors are just gorgeous and I think this is the best proportion of charts for this pattern. I changed edging part by combining the two charts to make a more cohesive final edge. I think this is a better option and will adjust my charts so I have can redo it the next time I knit this pattern.
I’m also blown away by the colors. Helen at Moonlight Yarns dyes the most incredibly saturated colors that just do not run when I wash the end project for blocking. I also love that I’ve mastered the change up in colors so that they’re not an obvious change. When working with gradients (colors that change shade), it’s easier to get a nice change, but color shifts (the blending of one color to another) are much more difficult to not develop a line where one color starts and the other stops. The technique of knitting a couple of alternating rows of each, as suggested with dye lots that don’t match, is a perfect fix. Even close up, it’s tough to see a line change.
Color: Teal, aquamarine, blue-green, royal blue, navy blue, violet blue, purple
Size: One size (S – XL).
Measures 60” wide by 26” long.
Material: 50% Merino Wool, 50% Silk.
Hand wash – Lay flat or dry clean.
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This shawl has been sold.
*Special thanks to Anne-Lise Maigaard for creating such a lovely pattern and Helen from Moonlight Yarns for dying such truly gorgeous yarn.