I wanted to share with you one of my all time favorite shawls. I have had the Free Your Fade pattern in my Ravelry library since it was first released. For some reason I just never got around to making it. Maybe it was because the Find Your Fade ended up being so huge or maybe because I just felt overwhelmed trying to find the perfect fade. But I finally made it and I absolutely love this shawl. It is the perfect shape and size for me and I do think sometime I will be making another one.
If you haven't tried my honeysuckle DK base, let me tell you that is so super soft. It is crazy how adding only 10% cashmere to a yarn can change the feel so much. This yarn is a joy to knit with and to wear. Also the DK weight seems to knit up faster than a fingering weight shawl for some reason.
I used Red Red Wine, Hippie Radio, and Navy for this shawl. These are colors that I love to wear and they match pretty much everything in my closet. So I have already gotten lots of wear from this shawl.
The pattern is very easy to memorize and do without needing to look at the instructions a lot. It calls for 3 skeins of yarn (so 3 colors) that fade. But you could make this with any amount of colors and if fading isn't your thing, I do think contrasting colors would work for this.
She also includes instructions for a fingering weight and a DK weight version in the pattern. I followed the DK option. I am a loose knitter but I still went up a needle size in order to get a good sized shawl that has nice drape. So I used a US size 7 needle. There wasn't much yarn leftover either, which I always like to use as much yarn for the project as I can.
What is your favorite shawl that you have made? I have several more shawl patterns in my library that I hope to get around to making someday, but there's just so many beautiful patterns out there.