Down To The River

I took three balls of beautiful Rowan Creative Focus Worsted to France and came back with another Down To The River. My second so far.

You may have seen the first one I made of Drops Alpaca. If not – this is it:

Down To The River HäkelmonsterIt turned out nice (I love the pink edging! It is the icing on the cake, an eye catcher) but quite a bit smaller than expected. I should really take a picture of someone wearing it to give you an idea of its actual size.

In fact, it is more of a shawlette than a shawl. So I started over with beautiful Rowan.

The yarn was a dream to work with. Woven in are bits and pieces of pale rose and grey, all else is – well – beige. A lot of beige. Beige with “grip”, beige that is soft. And all that beige turned out to be perfect to accentuate the yarn’s lovely stitch definition as well as the pattern’s clever construction.

Remember how enthusiastic I was about Rowan’s Fine Tweed when knitting the Skyggen wrap? Well, I am tempted to extend my enthusiasm to Rowan in general <3 So much fun to work with their yarns! Down To The River HäkelmonsterI took two pictures of the new shawl – one before and one after blocking. One in France and one back home. One next to the ocean, one in my backyard.

Down To The River HäkelmonsterWhat do you think? I enjoy reading your comments, please keep them coming!



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