Thursday, December 3, 2015

FO Friday: Miya Shawl

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, I finished my Miya Shawl for the KAL that recently ended in the Bijou Basin Ranch Ravelry group!

This is a great one-skein pattern for their luxurious new 100% cashmere yarn, Xanadu. I'd never worked with a cashmere yarn before (I'd only used blends previously), and this was nothing short of delightful. I blocked it out over the weekend using my Knit Blockers and some T-pins for the lace border (show here on Instagram).
I've been wearing it as a scarf this week (footage not found), but I was unable to snap a modeled shot due to all sorts of life craziness, but I can tell you that it's very lightweight, yet incredibly warm. This will be a great scarf to wear around my drafty office this winter. What's crazy is how I took both of these photos on the same day outside, but depending on how the light hits the yarn, it looks one way or the other! Honestly, I'd say the true color on any given day is very close to one of the 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year, Serenity - but just a touch more grey than blue. Just in case you were wondering!
The KAL is over, but you can get this yarn on sale right now at bijoubasinranch.com! They are offering free shipping AND a discount with coupon code YULE2015 (more details here in their Ravelry group). Enjoy!

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