Today, as you all know, I finally get to share my Color Affection Shawl. I will say, it was a beast, and it got what I wished for. I did a few changes to make it bigger, and did I! I didn't expect it to be quite THIS big, but I wanted a shawl I could cuddle with on the couch on cold days, or even if the air conditioning was on in the summer and I was a little chilly in a tank top, for example. I certainly got that, and more!
This is the shawl draped over a banister in my back yard.
I thought this was pretty amusing. I stood on a step stool to get the shawl onto my patio cover. Here it is hanging down as I stand on the ground. Crazy, right?
Draped over my fence in the front yard. I think this shows you JUST how big it is! This is a normal style picket fence.
I wanted to show this picture since the one earlier you could see through it with the slatted fence.
Last but not least, a close up of the three layers. Please excuse my shade in the bottom left corner
Yarn: Candy Skein Sweet fingering in Fudge Brownie, Brain Freeze and Pumpkin (50% merino/50% silk)
Needles: Knitters Pride 4.0 mm, US size 6
Pattern: Color Affection
Notes: As mentioned, I did a few things different. I only did double increases for the first section and border. I also made it deeper by only going 2 sts past, instead of 3 in the short row section. This was a project that I followed for better instructions. Another thing I did (by accident actually, as I thought that's what I needed to do), I carried the short row section all the way across the whole thing, instead of only doing 9 repeats. It would be been nice to re-read the pattern, eh? Anyway, it definitely made it BIG! LOL
I hope you guys like it, as you've been having to see it's progress forever now!
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