Autumn Shawl

closeupOne of the first things I noticed when we arrived in Wisconsin is how quickly it gets chilly in the evenings. I’m used to wearing lots of tank tops and shorts, and our moving truck wasn’t set to arrive (with the rest of our clothes!) for more than a week after us, so I decided to make myself a fun autumn shawl. I peeked around online for different shawl patterns and eventually found this Unchained Shawl from Jessie at Home. I liked how free-form the pattern was. You reach a certain point and then repeat as long as you’d like, until the shawl is as big as you want.


I used six skeins Yarn Bee Andes Alpaca yarn for this project, in five colors: Arabesque (x2), Copper Rose, Camino, Paradise, and Rosalinda. This made for an extremely expensive project, but so totally worth it by the end. I played with the color arrangements and just let myself be fanciful with the project. It’s hard to tell from the above picture, but the triangular shawl ended up looking very spiderweb-like, lending more to the autumn feel. The colors all worked great together as well.


The finished project is extremely versatile and drapes just perfectly. It’s about as wide as my outspread arms (see below) and falls all the way down my spinal cord.

full shawl

I have a few autumn/winter wearables scheduled over the next few months (after I finish building the projects for them), but I couldn’t wait to share this one. The pattern was so simple and easy to follow, and I was easily able to build this up over a long weekend. I plan to make a second version of this in the future using a lighter-weight lace yarn, as a summer-evening shawl.

And because it was too funny not to share, here is a collage of outtake photos (mostly posed by Jason):


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6 Responses to Autumn Shawl

  1. Jennifer B says:

    Very pretty! I love the colors you selected.

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  2. Michelle says:

    I love it! I can see you using that a lot in the next few months.

    Yes, the cool evenings are one of my favorite things about this time of year. At least you get some relief from the heat and humidity. Plus, once it finally turns, those cooler temperatures make for the BEST sleeping weather!

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  3. Shaina says:

    What a beautiful project! I’m more than a bit floored by how good you’ve gotten at crocheting over the past few months. I never got much past simple scarves, but I also admit to not trying that hard. 😉

    Hope all is well after your big move!


    • Amanda says:

      I’ve no idea why I took to crochet so well. I didn’t really even have to practice – I just started, and after one or two projects, understood most of it instinctively. It was never that way with knitting!!


  4. Kailana says:

    Very pretty! It was getting chilly at night here, but back to hot the last few. On Sunday we were out and I was wearing a sweater and eventually a jacket!

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  5. Very pretty and it looks super cozy!

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