Why do I love shawls? They can be worn as scarves, wraps, or merely decorative. If you have not experienced knitted shawls made from the finest yarns available–here’s your chance. It really makes a difference. You can collapse them down into nothing. They are so delicate they can pass through a small wedding band, yet are very substantial in appearance when held open. Just like this one (which is still on the needles):
The Sun Catcher is made with 1 skein of Ensemble Light, a side-by-side blend of 50 silk and 50 cashmere in a dk weight yarn, that is 400 yards. I prefer side-by-side silk/cashmere blends, because the 2 yarns are not forcibly twisted together, and there is less pilling, and the resulting stitches are so delicate and lovely. I used stonewashed color 924, but all of them would be gorgeous in this design. Here’s a color card for these new stonewashed colors.
I am bringing this pattern to you in parts as a free Ravelry knitalong. I just ask that you use Artyarns yarn for this. If you choose Ensemble Light, you will get the same results that I did–heavenly. I will wear this shawl everywhere this spring/summer. It reminds me of the lace patterns on those beautiful clothes at the turn of the 20th century (thinking Downton Abbey).