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Deep Waters shawl

Deep Waters shawl.
Deep Waters shawl.

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.

 

Deep Waters shawl.
View worn as shawl.

Deep Waters shawl.
View worn as scarf.

Deep Waters shawl.
View of color shift.

Deep Waters shawl.
View of full shawl.

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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.