I bought this yarn with birthday money, catching one of Ginny’s summer yarn updates. I always swoon over what she makes, she has such great taste!
The yarn is gorgeous, naturally dyed but with the most beautiful speckles. Truly, I don’t know how she does it! It is such a bright and happy color, and the yarn is really lightweight making the shawl feel airy and summery. The yarn is 100% american wool, single ply fingering weight, very soft yet with a rustic feel to it.
I knit the antarktis shawl pattern, which I’ve knitted twice before for gifts, and it is sheer enjoyment to knit. I modified the pattern a bit by adding some repeats, wanting to use as much yarn as possible. I cast off before adding much of a lace border, thinking to save a bit of yarn to maybe add a couple of tassels on the corners of the shawl. Should I? I can’t tell. I think I like it how it is.
I finished the shawl a week ago or so, and slipped outside after a shower to take a few pictures in the last light of the day, thus my wet hair and glasses. I have been grabbing this shawl often in the early mornings or late evenings for a luxurious simple summery wrap and I love it so, so much.