I’ve known for a while, that I wanted to knit the Boho Blush Shawl by Andrea Mowry. Actually since I first saw glimpses of it, when Rachel from the Hey Sister Podcast was test-knitting it. I was kind of surprised, when I learned that it was knit with fingering weight yarn, as it looked so squishy and soft.
It took me a while to find the right yarn for knitting it though. I wanted something plump and with a bit of a halo to really make it as warm and hyyge as possible. Buying the Faerbstoff Yarn, I had actually a cardigan in mind. Only a few days later it hit me, that this was actually the perfect yarn to knit myself a Boho Blush Shawl. The color, the feel of the yarn and the drape it gets from its 25% silk content.
Having never knit the Brioche Stitch before, it took me a few tries to get the first brioche section right. By the last one I was able to talk to people and watch TV though. In general the project was really nicely suited for social or TV knitting, as it alternates between simple garter stitch sections and the interest adding brioche and simple lace. The one thing I have to say, is that due to the shape of the shawl, the rows just take forever by the end. There are quite a few rows to do at 500+ stitches. I really had to just force myself to power through to get it finished.
I made two alterations to the pattern. First I actually went with a 3sts garter-tab for the CO edge, as this makes it flow better with the rest of the edge. I then fudged stitches around a little to be able to pick up the right number of stitches for the first row. And secondly I omitted the fringe. I do like the look, but it isn’t really my style and I feel like not having the fringe makes it more versatile to wear.
Can’t wait for the cooler weather to come, so I will be able to wear it.
have an amazing day and don’t quit knitting in the meantime,