Acadian Shawl

Knit Acadian Shawl

I love to make shawls.  When I am searching through patterns to get ideas on what to make next, I always find myself stopping and admiring a shawl.  I don’t know why I find them so attractive and interesting.  I’m not a person who wears them often or even has the opportunity to wear them out much.   I just love shawls; knit shawls, crocheted shawls, it matters not.  
 
My latest shawl is this Acadian Shawl, by Melisa McCurley.   It is available as a free Ravelry download.   Melisa suggests worsted weight yarn for this project with size US 8 needles.   It is a well written pattern that has a chart to use for the decorative edge.  
 
What attracted me to this particular shawl pattern is that it is not the typical rectangle or triangle shawl.   I love the plain but rich looking design with the decorative edging.  
 
I made mine with Naturally Caron- Spa in beige, a DK weight that is 75% acrylic and 25% bamboo on size US 7 needles.  The yarn is very soft and is a bit “splitty”, but I like it anyway.  I had to block my shawl when I was finished because it curled so bad.  I probably shouldn’t have used the yarn I did.  I would love to know if anyone else who has made this shawl has had this problem.  If not, what yarn did you use? 

Acadian Shawl-decorative edge

Acadian Shawl

 I have not worn my newest shawl yet.  I hope to get some use out of it this spring and summer.  Maybe I’ll just wear it sitting on the deck in the backyard.  

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One Response to “Acadian Shawl”

  1. knittinpeace Says:

    […] I spent my free time knitting a lovely little shawl  from Ravelry (Acadian Shawl ). […]


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