Tropical Salad Shawl

July 6, 2016

The colors of the Madeline Tosh yarn that I purchased in Ontario grabbed me from the moment I saw it at The Little Red Mitten. Even though they aren’t colors that I wear at all very often — yellow and orange aren’t very flattering on my Celtic looks — I knew I’d buy it. A fruit salad of mango, cantaloupe, honeydew, and papaya: the perfect combination for a rectangular wrap across the shoulders. I usually take a photo of the label so I’ll recall the name and colorway. Alas, no such luck this time!

The drive back from a glorious weekend with two Sister-Friends was the opportunity I needed to bind off.

DropStitch_shawl_backseat

Back home, I plopped it into the sink for a good long soak before blocking. I discovered the magic of blocking quite a few years ago and now soak and block every wooly item. Washing is a definite “must” after you’ve carried a project around with you for weeks.

DropStitch_shawl_soak

And once you’ve soaked, squeezed (gently, of course), and rinsed, you might as well block. I was hoping to lengthen this shawl (or is it a wrap?) a couple of inches — both to highlight the lovely dropped-stitch waves but also to ensure that it’d be long enough to really wrap around my shoulders. I’d only bought one skein and wasn’t really following a pattern. Risky, I know, but worth it.

DropStitch_Shawl

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5 Responses to “Tropical Salad Shawl”

  1. Patrick Dober Says:

    xoxo. Lovely piece of work, well done.

    On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 7:21 PM, Saltwater Hill Knits wrote:

    > saltwaterhillknits posted: “The colors of the Madeline Tosh yarn that I > purchased in Ontario grabbed me from the moment I saw it at The Little Red > Mitten. Even though they aren’t colors that I wear at all very often — > yellow and orange aren’t very flattering on my Celtic looks — I” >

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  2. Wow!! Love the colour way of this shawl. The drop stitch pattern you used really compliments it!! I vote for pics of the shawl in action :)

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