One 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.
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):