A Honey of a Shawl

After a long hibernation period, I present: Wabenschal.  Which translated from German into English means Honeycomb Shawl.

I started this shawl while still living in the UK.  It’s a very easy lace pattern, interesting enough to keep you going, easy enough to carry on a conversation without staring intently at charts.  I made good progress on it during the last month we lived in London, and took it out on the plane ride back to the States to finish.  But the stress and last minute running around that comes with moving continents caught up with me on the flight, and after making some horrendous mistakes I started a pair of socks and put aside the Wabenschal.

And then I fell into Sock Blankie obsession and the poor Wabenschal lived in the dark recesses of my WIP bag for a long, long time.

But now, it is finally complete.

I used up exactly two balls of Posh Yarn Amelia.  We’re talking inches -barely – left over.  Let’s hope I never need to darn this shawl.

But it is soft, and cuddly, and oh so pretty.  I so love the dye genius that is Tony of Posh Yarn.  Such a lovely peachy-pink-hints of gold color – I will enjoy wearing this on chilly SoCal evenings.

 

Deets:
Pattern: Wabenschal, available for free from Knitting Delight
Needles: 5mm
Yarn: Posh Yarn Amelia (DK weight merino/alpaca) in Cherie, 480 yards

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