The Pattern: Ashburn Shawl by Melanie Berg
The Yarn: Plucky Bello by The Plucky Knitter
in Two Drifters, Barely Birch and Sticky Toffee
Let me start by saying that I don't get a lot of time to knit and this shawl has been on my knitting needles since mid December 2013. Oddly it seems that I get more knitting done over the Summer months than the cooler Winter months. Perhaps I am knitting in the hope for a quick change in seasons. A short Summer is a good Summer.
The Ashburn Shawl is an easy knit with a fair amount of simple garter stitch (great for beginner shawl knitters); and a pattern perfect for the intermittent knitter as it is easy to pick up after a short hiatus. I wear shawls throughout the cooler months wrapped more like a scarf rather than a traditional "draped around the shoulders" shawl. I have a quite a number of shawls. Some are worn more often than others. Some have been gifted. Some have been misplaced - oops!
This shawl is is keeper. I love these wearable colors and I also really like that the shawl is super long, measuring more than 80 inches along the top edge. It will wrap and wrap beautifully.
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