My Chandelier Shawl and A New Yarn

Posted on February 21, 2013 | 0 comments

My Chandelier Shawl and A New Yarn

I bought one skein of a new yarn my supplier was offering in my last order to test it out. It is a single ply fingering weight yarn with a tight twist that is comprised of 100% superwash merino. It comes in 100 g skeins with approximately 365 m/400 yds. I dyed it up awhile ago in a combinations of different reds. It took the dye amazing well.
chandelier shawl
I knit the Chandelier Shawl from the Shaping Shawls book by Anna Dalvi (This is a great book!) with this skein and I had 13 g of this yarn leftover at the end. This is a cresent shaped shawl and my dimensions measured after blocking are a wingspan of 48 inches and the depth at the center spine is 18 inches. I could have blocked this shawl a little more aggressively but I was limited by the space where I was blocking it.
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I loved knitting with this yarn as it was soft and the yarn flowed through my fingers easily. The tight twist gives this yarn great stitch detail. The finished shawl has a lovely drape to it as shown in the picture below were I am wearing the shawl with the silver shawl pin made by Francine of Fancy That. Francine kindly gave me this shawl pin after the open house at my house.

I am seriously considering of adding this yarn to my lineup of fingering weight yarns that I carry. My retail
price for this yarn would be $24 Cdn. What do you think? Do you think that this yarn sounds like a yarn that you would be interested in? chandelier shawl - worn

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