The auction has been closed.
I think I really messed up the pattern along the way, adding way more eyelet ridges that was necessary and running out of yarn before I could do the 2nd repeat of the fleurette mesh, or the garter edging… but nonetheless I’m happy with it.
Sugared Violets (Ravelery Project page here) is a gorgeous design that I will definitely be attempting again. Aggressive increases give the shawl a great crescent shape – my favourite and very easy to wear.
I think I might have lost track of what my stitch count was before I started my eyelet ridges. I kept thinking the shawl wasn’t deep enough, so I kept adding eyelet ridge repeats, with the result that I didn’t get the full effect of the fleurette mesh. The pattern is so flexible though, that this hasn’t really made a bad difference. It still opened up beautifully.
This absolutely gorgeous yarn is one of the treats I bought in Victoria. It’s a skein of Sweet Georgia yarn in the colourway ‘Cayenne‘. My first, I’ve been dying to try it out for a long time. It’s great to work with and blocks beautifully.
The next time I try this it will be with TFA Blue Lable charcoal :) It think it would be a gorgeous piece for fall!