February 12, 2012
I anxiously waited for this pattern by Veera Välimäki to be released, and cast on almost immediately it was. It's no wonder hundreds of other people have done the same. It's a very cool, geometric pattern to show off various color combinations. My color selection is not the most exciting, but this is going to be a gift, and I will knit another one for myself with more saturated colors.
I'm not 100% sure if my yarn selection of Brooklyn Tweed Loft was ideal for this pattern. My main reason for choosing that yarn was that I happened to have several matching colors (the ones I used were called Blanket Fort, Fossil and Soot) of it available in the right yarn weight. Certainly it produced a lightweight shawl, but it almost looks worn out before it's even been used. It does have decent drape, but I think my yarn choice for the second Color Affection will be drapier and less fuzzy looking. Also, not sure if it was the yarn or what, but this time I ended up using signifigantly less yarn than I was supposed to, and also ended up with a smaller shawl than expected. I didn't think my gauge was that tight.
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