Tuesday, January 31, 2017


I don't make very many shawls.  They are pretty and their beauty is appreciated, but from a practical standpoint, I don't have a clue how to wear them to their advantage.  Cowls...no problem.  "Regular" scarves...got it.  Shawls...no.

That being said, perusal of Ravelry sucked me in with a picture/pattern that repeatedly caught my eye.  Reyna.  The reasons behind this obsession escape me.  But, there it is.  Must. Make. Reyna.

It's not all fun and games when you pick a pattern to knit.  There are considerations for fiber type, color ways, end use, etc.  Color was the nemesis I needed to get past.  Surely, in the vast stash, the perfect yarn to use would reside.  And it did.  Except it took a few cast ons and rip outs to be found.

At long last, Reyna is off needles and ready to wrap around my neck in warm embrace.  The final version is lightweight, soft to distraction, and thanks to wool wash still retains a heavenly jasmine scent.

Yarn used:  Araucania Itata Multi Colorway 1011.  (Discontinued...it's been in my stash for awhile waiting patiently)  The yarn is a lovely blend of super wash wool, silk and bamboo.

What's on my needles now?  Or, should I say, "who" is on my needles?  Rose.  Sweet Rose.  More on that another time.


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