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Dragonfly shawl

Dragonfly Garden shawl.
Dragonfly Garden shawl.

This Dragonfly Garden shawl casts an intricate spell with its a soft blend of cashmere, silk and Merino wool. Dark teal in color, its finely spun yarn, delicately knits a floral-patterned home for its flight-weary friend. Wear it as a scarf or shawl, this light and airy shawl is sure to be a wardrobe favorite.

I originally started this shawl out in the Komodo pattern, but soon discovered the yarn was too delicate to use a pattern that had a good portion of it made in the Stockinette stitch. Even with size 4 needles, it just didn’t have enough body to work for this pattern, so I ripped everything out and started new with the Echoflowers shawl pattern. I’d been wanting to do this pattern with a thinner yarn and this was the perfect solution. Love how it turned out. There’s finally enough space between the stitches to define them. I ended up doing a second row of the border chart of chevron Nupps. I think it balanced the Echoflower stitches better than just the one.

The yarn is from Germany and quite beautiful and soft. It’s ultra-fine and on the dark side, so definitely a day time project. More than a few times I had to backtrack and pick up a stitch that I’d lost. I’d not recommend it for a beginning knitter. Still, it’s so pretty that I couldn’t resist purchasing some to knit with.

 

Color: Dark teal, blue-green, marine blue.
Size: One size (S – XL).
Measures  52″ wide by 23″ long.
Material: 70% Wool, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere
Hand wash separately – Lay flat or dry clean. Slight color bleeding may be possible.

 

Dragonfly Garden shawl.
View worn as shawl.

Dragonfly Garden shawl.
Close up of tail.

Dragonfly Garden shawl.
Folded for color.

Dragonfly Garden shawl.
Full view of shawl.

This shawl has sold. 🙂

*Special thanks to Jenny Johnson Johnen for creating such a lovely pattern (Echoflowers Shawl) and Dye For Wool for making such beautiful yarn.