I started this shawl in April 2012 and finished it sometime in 2013 (summerish, perhaps?). Then it sat until I picked it up last weekend and took care of the yarn ends. so my memory on this one is a little hazy.
I knit this on #4 circs and used my bfl/silk gradient handspun and a skein of malabrigo lace in Blue Surf. I started with the light end for color 1 and used the dark end for color 3. i had quite a bit of yarn leftover so i never did get to the medium purple in the middle.
I blocked this shawl lightly so it's very wide and shallow. it's a bit on the awkward side actually. it was difficult to wrap it on my dress form in an elegant way.
Because it's been so long since i finished it, here are the few things i remember about the pattern:
- i got bored. all that garter stitch. i claim temporary insanity.
- i lost the directions at some point and kept on doing the short-rows for far longer than i was supposed to before starting the edging. i don't think this was a bad thing b/c it added depth to the shawl but i sure would've liked to have saved myself the time spent on those extra rows.
- the upper edge where the color changes is quite tight. it makes the shawl kind of ruffly.
- I think i officially blocked it from my memory but just looking at how long that edging bind-off is makes me want to cry.
it's a safe bet that i won't be making this one again.