It’s quite fitting that I finished my “Waiting for Rain Shawl” on a day it was raining and when we went out to take some photos it started to rain too.
This shawl is so beautiful and I must admit I didn’t realise it’s full beauty until I blocked it and actually wore it out.
As mentioned the pattern is called Waiting for Rain and it is by Softsweater who you can find over on Ravelry. The top edge of the shawl is so clever as it pulls a nice solid edge so that you have some structure to drape it over your shoulders. It also makes the bottom edge curl so beautifully.
It is a great size and once you block it quite aggressively it is a really lovely length to wear. The yarn used was two skeins of Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Coral which was purchased from the Convent and Chapel Wool Shop. I never used to wear much coral but loved Hedgehog Fibres yarn so thought I’d try it out after noticing how nice coral looked on my beautiful blonde Aunty. It is a really great colour on blondes but saying that I love coral on my olive skinned darker haired daughter too.
The part about this pattern that caught my eye was the cut out sections of lace between the garter stitch rows which is such a lovely design. It was worked from the top down and has an easy short row technique for the lace sections. It was a great travel and late night project whilst doing the garter stitch sections and then I’d wait until I had time to concentrate without distractions for the lace sections.
I love the way it sits over your shoulders and it added some lovely warmth on a misty rainy day.
The shawl also looks beautiful worn the other way, with the large “back” section at the front and the ends draped over your shoulders.
The Hedgehog Fibres was a dream to work with and the subtle variation in colours made it very enjoyable to knit. I purchased this yarn at the same time as my other Hedgehog Fibres knit (the Rikke Hat) but was waiting to find the right pattern to use. I’m so glad I chose the waiting for rain shawl pattern and would definitely knit it again and recommend you to knit one too!