This has been one of the most enjoyable projects I have completed thus far, mostly because it requires a lot lot lot of knitting very simply and finally drops the stitches that create the laddering effect in the very last row. It’s a very satisfying experience to see it all come together so quickly after quite a bit of work. Here are some detailed shots of the laddering.

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This shawl was made for my friend who isn’t coming back to school next year. I’m sending it off to her tomorrow, and I really hope she loves it as much as I do.

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I used Lion Brand Wool Ease yarn in Ranch Red. It’s a spunky red-orange color that I think reflects her personality.

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I also think it’s a wonderful summer-to-fall shawl because of it’s bright color and open pattern. The laddering makes it lighter, ideal for a wedding or formal event that so frequently pop up during this time of the year. By the same token, this shawl could easily be worn while curled up next to a fire with a good book or with friends.

The recipient of this shawl is also a dancer, so I assume it will also be used as a glamorous warm-up garment. She can wrap it around her shoulders and throw it off when it’s time to go on stage.

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This project took quite a bit of time, but I am so thrilled with the result. Now I just have to wrap it up and send it off!