Ombre Knitted Summer Shawl

I’ve been in a major knitting slump and was in JoAnn’s buying something else, this yarn was a spontaneous buy. I had no idea what to knit with it, so I decided on the pattern on the label.
Lafayette Shawl, Free Knitting Pattern link, Lace Shawl

Yarn Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, this yarn is 100% acrylic, it is a singly ply twist with a very soft silky feel. I like the long repeats of color, which is extremely vibrant.I thought it would work well for a gift to someone who didn’t want any wool in it. Very happy with the light ness of the shawl, I would describe the yarn as DK weight. The yarn feels so nice that I bought another two skeins for another project.
Lafayette Shawl, Free Knitting Pattern link, Lace ShawlLafayette Shawl, Free Knitting Pattern link, Lace Shawl
I ended up using 3 skeins of the yarn, due to making a crochet lace boarder. Boarder was single crochet across, turn. Then chain 3 sc in 2nd chain, chain 2, skip one single crochet in the previous row and sc in the next one. repeat until the end. This forms a picot like little edge.
I also did a single crochet across the top of the shawl to reinforce it. (the yarn is single ply and I wanted to give it a bit more support on that edge) The shawl measures 7 feet long (or edge to edge) by 3 feet from middle to tip of triangle. Nice size and I’m happy that I can wind it around my neck and wear it like a winter scarf.
Now I have almost a full skein left of the one I bought to make sure there would be enough for the crochet lace edge. Planning on making a hat.
Happy Knitting

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