Sparkly Shawl

At the end of last month I headed back to my hometown to attended a wedding. The dress code was very casual, with sundresses being suggested for the ladies. (This was the dress I wore.) Of course, at the end of September the weather can be very unpredictable and I wanted to make sure that I would be warm enough. So, what else can a knitter do by knit a shawl?

Haruni Shawl, designed by Emily Ross

Haruni Shawl, designed by Emily Ross

The pattern is Haruni, designed by Emily Ross and available for free on Ravelry. The yarn is Blue Heron Rayon Metallic in colourway Aubergine, which is a black with just a hint of purple threaded through with silver metallic thread. It sparkles so wonderfully in the light.

Haruni, designed by Emily Ross (centre panel detail)

Haruni, designed by Emily Ross (centre panel detail)

The pattern worked up much more quickly than I thought it would. It looks very fancy, but the pattern is actually quite simple. And, it didn’t use as much yarn as I was expecting. I did the pattern as written and ended up with about 25% of my (oversized) skein left. I wish I had done a couple of more repeats of the centre panel so that I could have used up as much of this lovely yarn as possible.

Haruni, designed by Emily Ross (detail of border)

Haruni, designed by Emily Ross (detail of border)

And, as often happens, my good intentions came to nought. It ended up being rather chilly on the day of the wedding, and I wore a cardigan over my dress instead of the shawl. 🙁 Oh well, at least I have a very pretty shawl for the next time I go somewhere fancy.

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