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At Long Last: Marin Shawl Completed

After casting on just after Christmas I finally finished and wet blocked my new Marin shawl, designed by Ysolda Teague. I used the same yarn that the pattern called for, which is A Verb for Keeping Warm’s Annapurna, which is 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, and 10% Nylon and naturally dyed. Verb is located just across the Bay in Oakland, so I was lucky enough to be able to pick out the color in person. I chose the color Zinc, which is a soft silver-gray, and it was dyed using fustic and logwood.

Just as I feared, when I was finishing the final tapering, I ran out of yarn. (Eep!) Since I had purchased the last Zinc in Annapurna at Verb, I was faced with trying to hunt more yarn down. I was lucky. I discovered a partial ball in a fellow Raveler’s yarn stash, and she was willing to sell it to me. So, as soon as I got that sucker in the mail, I got to finishing the shawl.

And here she is…

Danny has unwittingly become my knitwear project photographer, so he helped me take these pictures while were out wine tasting in Calistoga last weekend. This was taken in the beautiful Jade Garden of Chateau Montelena.

 

 

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