The yarn is Seacoast Handpainted Superwash Sock yarn and it was a gift to me from Ruth (aka scrabblequeen) many moons ago. The colourway is “Chocolate & Caramel” and the skein had a whopping 560 yards.
I can’t believe how long this sat in my stash! Mainly because when Ruth first sent it to me I was scared of tiny yarn and this is a light fingering weight (3 ply). Itty bitty in my book!
But I finally bit the bullet and wanted to try a friend’s pattern: Darcy’s (aka SugarCube Original Designs) Choose Your Own Ending Shawl [Ravelry link]. I like to call it “Choose your own Adventure” because she has designed it to work with heavily variegated yarns in simple garter stitch, stockinette, and yarn over rows.
The great thing about the pattern is you just keep knitting until you want to cast off. It’s great for “stupid knitting”—what I call television knitting or the project you take to a meetup—you don’t have to pay much attention to the actual knitting.
As the colours didn’t really suit me, I gave the shawl to my mom for her birthday in December. She loves/loved it and has been wearing it frequently. She said she was surprised by the warmth of it as the yarn seems so light and airy.