Brilliant green-to-teal gradient color embraces this Emerald Isle scarf as it depicts the terrain of its island namesake. Finished with gold-lined, aqua glass beads, you’ll carry the luck of the Irish with you, while wearing this scarf. Hand-knit in soft and beautiful Blue-faced Leicester and silk yarn, this shawl sparkles. Just like the Emerald Isle herself, after a refreshing rain.
Notes on Project
This was a fun experiment and I’m thrilled with how it turned out. This type of variegated dyeing is uncontrollable so what ends up happening is pure luck. The first process was to dye up a cake of yarn with a darker center color and a lighter outer side. Then I sprinkled dye powder on the outer edges to create a subtle nuance of color change in the solid. After the yarn dried and I knit the pattern, I then did a gradient dip to make the gradient more prominent. At any point during this process, you can muck it up, so it’s all about luck and patience, and not needing to control what happens. It’s a work of art.
The Pearla Lace shawl pattern was an easy knit. It’s not a large shawl but its crescent shape makes it easy to keep on your shoulders. I love wearing this style of shawl. It’s the only shawl shape that I put on and forget I’m wearing. There are quite a number of beads in this pattern, but they really do add to the beauty of the shawl.
Color: Greens and teals.
Size: One size (S – XL), Measures 49″ wide by 18″ long.
Material: 50% Blue-faced Leicester, 50% Silk.
Gently hand wash – Lay flat or dry clean.
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This scarf has sold. 🙂
*Special thanks to Anna Victoria (Pearla Lace Shawl).