|Follow "my" arrow and Fred, the tan tabby|
I ended up using some stash yarn that I had purchased several years ago and I think it worked out really nicely. I had two skeins each of four colors and there was plenty of total yardage. (The guidance for the projects provides yardage for either a single color shawl, or a two color variant.)
|From the center of the shawl|
Here are a few photos of the finished product. I knit the pattern as written and chose clues 1B, 2A, 3B, 4A and 5A. And the finished piece measures approximately 40-inches across. It isn't a perfect semi-circle, but close… at the midpoint, it is ~24-inches wide (or tall).
I did make some changes to the pattern. The yarn I used was Ella Rae Silkience which is an 8-ply silk blend, DK weight yarn. I used a US 4 needle to knit the project which helped keep the size in check, since I was using a heavier weight yarn. I alternated the colors in a four color repeat and did run out of the last color half way through clue 5A. So I switched to the next color in the order and I don't think that anyone will be able to tell that it wasn't part of the directions.
|The edge view|
Anywho, another success and pleasure to knit one of Ysolda's designs. (I think my next Ysolda project will be an Elijah… isn't he darling?)