The Echo of Flowers
After finishing the Holden shawlette in Rosewood, I was very quick to cast on another shawl project. Very conveniently, I just forgot about all other projects, telling myself “when you have an FO [finished object], you are allowed to cast on something else”.
So, I cast on the Echo Flower shawl, a shawl that had been in my queue for quite a while. I used Wollmeise in the colorway Mistletoe, a skein I had bought in a destash from another knitter in the city, a green which I kept loving (and one of my friends could never get her eyes off), and which I simply could not decide what to make of. So, I took a very quick decision and cast on!
Now I’m done :o) It only took me 8 days to finish it!!!
As I didn’t really have the perfect light to take pictures of it, I waited until this morning, when the sun was shining and the light was perfect for a short moment. Still, greens and reds behave unpredictably, so not all pictures have the real quality of the superb color saturation of the yarn.
The first of the photos (the one above) shows the most accurate color.
I did 9 repeats of the flower chart before proceeding to the border and edge charts, so my version is a bit larger than the original shawlette version. It took just under 460 meters (500 yards) of fingering weight yarn.
To do the nupps, I used this technique, which employs a crochet hook. And those nupps turned out perfect, don’t you think?
If you wanna see more details about this shawl, see my Ravelry project page. Also, the pattern is free – so if you want to make this yourself, the pattern is on Ravelry!