Sugared Violets Shawl. Kinda.

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I think I really messed up the pattern along the way, adding way more eyelet ridges that was necessary and running out of yarn before I could do the 2nd repeat of the fleurette mesh, or the garter edging… but nonetheless I’m happy with it.

Sugared Violets Shawl

Sugared Violets (Ravelery Project page here) is a gorgeous design that I will definitely be attempting again. Aggressive increases give the shawl a great crescent shape – my favourite and very easy to wear.

Sugared Violets Shawl

I think I might have lost track of what my stitch count was before I started my eyelet ridges.  I kept thinking the shawl wasn’t deep enough, so I kept adding eyelet ridge repeats, with the result that I didn’t get the full effect of the fleurette mesh. The pattern is so flexible though, that this hasn’t really made a bad difference. It still opened up beautifully.

Sugared Violets Shawl

This absolutely gorgeous yarn is one of the treats I bought in Victoria. It’s a skein of Sweet Georgia yarn in the colourway ‘Cayenne‘. My first, I’ve been dying to try it out for a long time. It’s great to work with and blocks beautifully.

Sugared Violets Shawl

The next time I try this it will be with TFA Blue Lable charcoal :) It think it would be a gorgeous piece for fall!