Here’s the scenario. One of your best friends designs a shawl. The yarn called for is Very Fancy Novelty Yarn. But you do not have the Very Fancy Novelty Yarn and you’re really more of a Very Plain Wool sort of a gal. You may even have a large stash of Very Plain Wool that you’ve been saving for just the right project.
Seeing the fine merits of the shawl, what with the shape of it, and the interesting stitches, you decide to forgo the Very Fancy Novelty Yarn and use Very Plain Wool to give the pattern a little test run.
You are pleased with the results.
Very pleased indeed.
The shawl was quick to knit. The stitch patterns were so interesting to execute and textural in your Very Plain Wool.
And you were so smart and clever you could hardly stand it.
The Pattern: Vintage Candy Shawls by Cindy Colbert
Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool, about half a skein.
Needles: 10.5 (I would go up to an 11 if I knit this again)
Mods: I added an extra eyelet row to the ending border of the shawl, three extra garter stitch rows at the end, and I bound off with a picot bind off.
I took photos of the original shawl for Cindy to use on the pattern. This one was knit from the yarn that comes in the Great Adirondack Color Pack (check your lys, I can’t find a link for more info about the yarn pack). The novelty yarn is beautiful, but a little too fancy for me. It would be really great for a night out on the town, but I don’t have many of those.
Modeled by Mallory, Cindy’s daughter, who is also the model for The Red Collection!
Same pattern, different yarn! Isn’t it crazy?
Which yarn would you choose? Very Fancy Novelty Yarn or Very Plain Wool?