I’ve been looking forward to this post for weeks! Some of you may already have seen it, but I released the pattern for Anthousai on Wednesday evening. It’s here on my website. I really love how this shawl has turned out. The idea did go through some minor rough spots but the end result is pretty much exactly what I dreamed of. I made the large version first and I have to say it feels pretty luxurious! Most of the design tweaks happened while I was working on this one – at one point I had to rip back at least 200 yards of knitting and redo the lead up to the border. The large version used just under 760 yards of yarn, which was a lot of knitting! It was definitely worth it though! I used Fyberspates Rural Charm for the large version. I really love this green!
For the small version I wanted another colour that would represent leaves, but I didn’t want another green. After a bit of looking around I found Eden Cottage Titus 4ply, in this gorgeous Autumn colourway. It was completely perfect for what I wanted. I have plans to get a few more photos done of the small version of the shawl – when we took the originals I think it was starting to get dark and a lot of the photos came out blurry. When I was working on this shawl, I did a lot of weighing my yarn to make sure I had enough to finish. I did bind off with about 2g of yarn left over. I really love how it turned out though and I think the size is perfect.
I love the shape of the shawls. The wings are nice and long which means you can wrap them round and it stays put pretty well. The large size is 170 cm long by 63.5 cm deep (67” long by 25” deep) while the small size is 126 cm long by 46 cm deep (49.5” long by 18” deep) and I really love this photo. I think it shows the different sizes pretty well!
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