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Sweet Peas Aeolian shawl

Sweet Peas Aeolian shawl.
Sweet Peas Aeolian shawl.

Created from hand-painted, merino wool and silk yarn, this Estonian-lace Sweet Peas Aeolian shawl is stunning in shades of purples and peacock blues. Incredibly versatile; this shawl pairs perfectly with a pair of jeans or a summer sundress. Wear it to block out the sun’s rays or for warmth on a cool summer night. The perfect addition to your summer wardrobe.

I love the colors of this shawl. They remind me of sweet peas growing by a garden fence. One of a number of Aeolian shawls I have knit, this one needed no modifications. The pattern is always an easy knit even though it looks so complicated. Elizabeth Freeman knows how to create a lace pattern. I love how it has various sections and not the repeat of all one pattern and how the edging lace always blocks out so perfectly. If you want a problem-free, lace knit shawl, this is the pattern to choose.

Fyberspates Gleem yarn is nice to work with. It feels a bit stiff from other wool/silk combos I’ve knit, but after a wash and blocking it’s soft as silk. Like most yarns, there’s a small amount of dye bleed in the wash, but nothing excessive. I’d recommend it to someone wanting a silk/merino blend at a good price.

Color: Medium shades of purple and peacock blue.
Size: One size (S – XL). Measures   62″ wide by   32″ long.
55% Merino wool, 45% Silk
Hand wash – lay flat or dry clean.

 

Sweet Peas Aeolian shawl.
View worn as shawl.

Sweet Peas Aeolian shawl.
View worn as scarf.

Sweet Peas Aeolian shawl.
Close up of tail.

Sweet Peas Aeolian shawl.
Full view of shawl.

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This shawl was awarded to the Needles ‘n Purls shawl contest winner.

 

*Special thanks to Elizabeth Freeman for creating such a lovely pattern and Fyberspates for making such gorgeous colors of yarn.