A shawl! It’s finished and I’m wearing it today. It’s perfect for our weather today and is light yet warm. I used two lace-weight yarns. One is Madelinetosh Prairie in French Grey (it’s a purply grey to be sure). The second yarn is Alpaca Yarn Co. Suri Elegance in Middle Earth. The Middle Earth has bits of rust, light purple and a light robin’s egg blue. Just gorgeous and together they are a great blend of merino and alpaca and they both have 800+ yards.
I purchased both in California, although years apart. The alpaca I got on a visit to a shop in Santa Monica, Wildfiber, about four or so years ago. I tried different patterns with it, but I was never happy with it and it would keep getting ripped out and rewound. The Madelinetosh I got on my last visit to Palm Desert and while we were there, we found a great little yarn shop, Ewe ‘n Me in La Quinta, full of gorgeous yarns and a table full of busy knitters. It was most welcoming and impossible leave without a purchase.
So I chose this pattern, Mizzle, to make a shawl. I added a few more rounds to it, as I had tons of yardage to work with. I did another increase section to double the stitch count and so was up to 607 stitches for the border. And then I added more rows to the ribbed border….basically till I ran out of yarn.
my ravelry link with details.