FO: Sonetto Shawl

I finished up my second Sonetto Shawl this past summer, hence that beautiful sun you see in the pictures. I shared some Sonetto Shawl progress shots back in March. I first knit the Sonetto pattern by Judy Marples a couple of winters ago for a Christmas present for my Mom. I simply love this shawl, it is so delicate and airy.

Sonetto Shawl by Judy Marples
Sonetto Shawl by Judy Marples

I used Berroco’s Ultra Alpaca Fine yarn in Turquoise Mix. I had originally purchased this yarn to make a hat for my mother in-law, but changed my mind after realizing that this yarn is actually a bit scratchy. So yes, it is a bit scratchy around my neck, but either I am getting use to it or it is softening up.

Sonetto Shawl pattern by Judy Marples
Sonetto Shawl pattern by Judy Marples

You’ll notice that I am wearing the shawl a bit to the side. This is the first shawl I have ever worn and I kept feeling like it looked a bit like a bib when I wore it right in front. I have since changed my mind on this and am wearing it more straight on now. I’ve already gotten a lot of use out of this shawl, it keeps me warm at work and I love the added colour to my outfit.

Gradient Yarn – Winter Is Coming

I picked up this cake of yarn at the Manitoba Fibre Festival that was held on October 2 and 3 in Winnipeg. This yarn is from Hilo’s Magical Yarnorium. The colour way is Winter Is Coming. This is 100% BFL wool in fingering weight.

Hilori's Magical Yarnorium - Winter Is Coming
Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium – Winter Is Coming

Hilori kindly pointed me in the direction of a shawl pattern created for this specific yarn called Lace Shawl Strawberry and Cream by J. Schneider. This pattern is definitely a contender for this yarn, but I am also looking at creating a simple cowl with stockinette stitch to show off the gradation, something like the Ombre Cowl Hood. We’ll see what she becomes.