Before I finished my medical leave I finished my gorgeous Oakland Shawl. I love this shawl so much!!
The Oakland Shawl lounges on my antique rocking chair when I am not wearing it, and it is keeping yet another pair of Turkish Bed Socks company.
The Kauni yarn really is perfect for this pattern. It’s made from one ball of the EQ or rainbow colorway, and one ball of the EC or gradations of grey yarn and is just garter stitch with a yarnover and added stitch at each end to make the triangle shape, easy enough to do while healing mind and body. I was quite pleased that the color combinations of the last rows were orange and black (almost black), the colors of our San Francisco Giants!! They won the World Series this year too, perhaps good yarn juju had a part?
I cozy up in it on cool days, drape it over a coat or wear it like a scarf. On cool weekend days you might find me propped up in bed with tons of pillows and a flask of hot Earl Grey tea and this shawl draped over my feet while I read magazines or knit something delicious.
I have encouraged my friend A___ to try her hand at this one because I think this shawl in a combination of browns and other mushroomy shaded yarn would look divine on her.
It’s tempting to knit another one, perhaps in a blue? What colors do you think? Here’s a link to where I buy this gorgeous yarn, and all the colors they have available.