28 May 2010
Another shawl, for me this time. This shawl[ette] (it's quite tiny) is the Springtime Bandit shawl, a free pattern available on Ravelry.
Super easy, and quick too but that would be because I ran out of yarn about a third of the way through the border and had to grab a leftover scrap of cream sock yarn from the stash to do another row and cast off. I think it looks ok but I'd like to do the pattern again with the entire border.
The main yarn was an unknown blue-green sock yarn from the stash, but now I'm wondering whether it was actually a sport weight. It didn't stretch much or open out with blocking. Either way, I'm happy.
I was intending to overdye this shawl a dark charcoal colour, but I ended up adding a smidge of a wine-hued colour to the grey to give it a gothic edge. I like how the lighter yarn remained lighter even when dyed - the contrast pleases me.
If you look carefully you can see tiny specks of the green showing through in the lace parts of the shawl - it looks as though I've beaded the shawl. (A happy accident).
These photos make it look a lot more purple than it is in real life. The camera was compensating for the wintry light I think.
Ravelled here (complete with details and shots of the shawl when it was green).