WEEK ONE – DIARY OF KNITTING THE FIND YOUR FADE SHAWL

WEEK ONE – DIARY OF KNITTING THE FIND YOUR FADE SHAWL

As most of you would know I am an avid sock knitter and have been now for some two years.  Some would say that I do have an addiction in this department.  In saying that though, the feeling of boredom does slightly creep in from time to time.  So to curve this, thought I would give shawl knitting a crack.  You see I have been seeing all these fabulous shawls being knitted and lovely pictures being posted on Instagram and thinking wow, maybe I should give this a go….

This is where the Find Your Fade Shawl has now come into play.  There are so many wonderful combinations out there, that surely I could come up with something as well.  Was thinking that as I am still travelling around, I would not have anything in my stash, so would have to wait until I could get my hands on some wonderful yarn along the way.  But after one of my Woolswappers Kylie, posted a lovely picture of her’s the other day on Instagram ( you can check out her page here)  that was it, my mind was made up.  I was going to step outside of my comfort zone and cast the Find Your Fade Shawl onto my needles.

DAY 1:  

Consisted of me purchasing the pattern Find Your Fade Shawl by Andrea Mowry of  Drea Renee Knits.  With this done in a matter of minutes it was down to some reading of the pattern to see what I needed.  Then it dawned on me, that should be able to  find enough yarn in my stash to cover this.  

Upon going through my yarn stash I then came up with the following combination that felt right to me right from the start.

 

Happy with my choice and after posting on Instagram a picture of it and getting a few nice comments saying what a good selection, I casted on my Find Your Fade Shawl.  I was happy with the plain knitting first up and then did struggle with the lace part, but once you concentrate (something I am not that good at whilst knitting, I’m afraid) it soon became easier.

DAY 2:

When I woke up on Day 2, I was so eager to get my needles out straight away.  Never mind about the Pure Joy shawl and two pairs of socks that I have on the go at the moment, Find Your Fade was all that I was concerned about.  So here is progress on what I managed to do on Day 2. 

 

 

So overall I am happy with my progress on only my second time starting a shawl and stayed tune as will be giving a weekly update on my progress of my Find your Fade Shawl.

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