Wednesday, July 11, 2012

FO: Hermosa

Today I have a cute little finished object to share. I knit it in six days and finished it this weekend!


pattern: Hermosa, by Melissa J. Goodale
yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo, in colorway Aguas
needles: 8s
raveled: Hermosa 


My local yarn store had a sample of this pattern knit up to feature Malabrigo's new sport weight yarn, Arroyo. I really liked the colorways of Arroyo, so I decided to join in. The yarn is super soft and is really gorgeous. I hemmed and hawed forever trying to decide what colorway to get, but I'm happy with my choice. The yarn was a tad splitty for my taste, but nothing that drove me up the wall.


As for the pattern, it was super easy. My only issue with it was that it didn't have an incease row after the third lace section, so the fourth stockinette section is a little stretched. I'd add one in if I was to make it again. The shawl really grew when I blocked it, but it's still a bit too small to wear without worrying it will fall off. I'll probably wear a shawl pin with it.

10 comments:

  1. Wow, you finished this project in record time! It looks lovely too! The yarn goes absolutely perfectly with the pattern, the striping adds and extra effect that is even more attractive!

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  2. Gorgeous! Looks stunning over a white shirt!

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  3. I love this shawl -- you picked the perfect yarn AND color!

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  4. The color you picked is perfect! And it's hard to believe that it only took a weekend or so because it's so pretty and looks so much more intricate than it must be. Either that or you just loved knitting it a lot!

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  5. Wow - you did some super fast knitting. You must have totally been in the zone. I think the color is gorgeous and can imagine it as easily with jeans or dressed up. Really nicely done!

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  6. This is very cute! But good idea to make it bigger. Having to worry about a shawl sliding off the shoulder is quite bothersome from my own experience.

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  7. Realmente hermosa! Great color too!

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  8. Totally cute, and you've styled it really well! I have a couple of skeins of Arroyo marinating in the stash too... might have to work up something like this.

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  9. Oh Allison...check out your fabulous shawl. I adore it. Excellent color choice as well for this pattern.

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