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DK Free Your Fade Shawl

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Free Your Fade Shawl

I wanted to share with you one of my all time favorite shawls. I have had the Free Your Fade pattern in my Ravelry library since it was first released. For some reason I just never got around to making it. Maybe it was because the Find Your Fade ended up being so huge or maybe because I just felt overwhelmed trying to find the perfect fade. But I finally made it and I absolutely love this shawl. It is the perfect shape and size for me and I do think sometime I will be making another one.

If you haven't tried my honeysuckle DK base, let me tell you that is so super soft. It is crazy how adding only 10% cashmere to a yarn can change the feel so much. This yarn is a joy to knit with and to wear. Also the DK weight seems to knit up faster than a fingering weight shawl for some reason.

I used Red Red Wine, Hippie Radio, and Navy for this shawl. These are colors that I love to wear and they match pretty much everything in my closet. So I have already gotten lots of wear from this shawl.

Free Your Fade Shawl Andrea Mowry

The pattern is very easy to memorize and do without needing to look at the instructions a lot. It calls for 3 skeins of yarn (so 3 colors) that fade. But you could make this with any amount of colors and if fading isn't your thing, I do think contrasting colors would work for this.

She also includes instructions for a fingering weight and a DK weight version in the pattern. I followed the DK option. I am a loose knitter but I still went up a needle size in order to get a good sized shawl that has nice drape. So I used a US size 7 needle. There wasn't much yarn leftover either, which I always like to use as much yarn for the project as I can.

What is your favorite shawl that you have made? I have several more shawl patterns in my library that I hope to get around to making someday, but there's just so many beautiful patterns out there.


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