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Spring Breeze shawl

Spring Breeze shawl.
Spring Breeze shawl.

Fresh and cheerful, this Spring Breeze shawl captures the essence of the season. Its bright lime-green to turquoise gradient blends beautifully with the added sparkling of contrasting beads. Clean, crisp and eye-catching. The perfect description of Spring.

This was my first attempt at the Evenstar pattern as a half-circular shawl and I have to say, the pattern was a breeze to knit. I was posting to an informal knit-a-long in a forum at Ravelry and Carolyn Blakelock posted her modified pattern of the half circle shawl, which took all of the guesswork out of the project. Love when that happens!

This is also my first time working with Violet Lynx Dyeworks gradients and even though I futzed with the colors to make them finish where I wanted them to, the gradient wasn’t at fault. It blended perfectly and if I had planned to make this before buying the yarn, I’d have bought the smaller size gradient and not had to do any futzing. Veronika was even nice enough to custom dye a solid for the knitted on border that would have made the colors shift sideways, had I used the gradient. I really does pay to plan out the shawl ahead of time and not just jump in and hope for the best. Normally I’m a jumper. I see something and I just figure out a way, but in this case, a little planning would have saved some time and cost.

Color: Lime green to turquoise blue gradient.
Size: One size (S – XL),  Measures 64″ wide by 32″ long.
Material: 55% BFL superwash, 45% mulberry silk
Gently hand wash – Lay flat or dry clean.

Spring Breeze shawl.
View worn as scarf.

Spring Breeze shawl.
Close up of edging and beads.

Spring Breeze shawl.
Folded for color view.

Spring Breeze shawl.
Full view of shawl.

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This shawl has sold. 🙂

*Special thanks to Susan Pandorf (Evanstar shawl) and Carolyn Blakelock (Evenstar cape) for creating such wonderful patterns and Veronika from Violet Lynx Dyeworks for dying such beautiful yarn to work with.