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?
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.