The finest thing I have ever knit.
Yarn: Mirasol Tupa, in gold.
Pattern: The Travelling Woman by Liz Abinante
Mods: I did 5 repeats of chart A – and used 5 mm needles on a light worsted instead of the recommended fingering weight yarn.
Finished size: I haven’t taken proper measurements yet, but it’s roughly 6 feet feet across the wings and 2 feet deep. It took just over 4 skeins.
I love this yarn – what a pleasure to knit with, and it blocked so beautifully! This shawl was knitted specifically to wear to the Lion King (which was spectacular, absolutely go see it if you haven’t already) and the colour and the sheen of the yarn were perfect. Tito bought me a dress specifically to match the yarn – that’s how beautiful this stuff is. The shawl has gorgeous drape, shows off the lace beautifully and is warmer than it looks.
It is, in my humble opinion at the moment, the very finest thing I have ever knit.
Awww =o) Couple shot. We took this with a self timer right before finally seeing the Lion King – which I’ve been dying to see for about 10 years but due to a series of mishaps never did until now. Best. Christmas Gift. Ever.