Friday, May 5, 2017

I Finished My Fade!

Shout it from the mountaintops: my Find Your Fade shawl is officially done! Look at how gargantuan this thing is:


I started it on January 2 of this year after being inspired by all of the beautiful color combinations I'd seen posted on Instagram, and realizing that I could probably find 7 skeins of sock yarn within my own stash to make one for myself.

Sure enough, I dove into my stash and found exactly what I needed! Here are the yarns I ended up using, in order:


  1. Koigu KPPPM - Black/White/Grey (they just have color numbers instead of names)
  2. Ancient Arts 80/20 Merino/Nylon Fingering - Russian Blue
  3. Fleur de Fiber Asbury Sock - Dirty Martini
  4. Susquehanna Knitting Company Sparkle Sock - Winter Waves
  5. Hazel Knits Artisan Sock - Aquarius
  6. Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper - Drama Queen
  7. Koigu KPPPM - Black/Purple
I'm hoping this becomes my go-to shawl in the fall - or maybe even the spring since it's been on the chillier side here in Chicago. I find small shawls difficult to style sometimes, so the blanket-like size of FYF is definitely appealing.


I'll be sharing more photos on my Ravelry project page and Instagram, if you're interested!

I call this one "shawl monster."

Also, I have quite a bit of yarn left over from most of the skeins, so I'll be adding them to my sock yarn mini skein grab bags here on Etsy! If you enter "Fade me!" in the comments at check out, I will be sure to include some of these yarn colors when you place an order (while they last, of course).

Thanks for stopping by, have a crafty weekend!