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Bar Maid Shawl

$6.99




Designer: Wendy McDonnell
Pattern Type: Knit
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Sizes Included: 35" x 76"
Yarn Shown: Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn
Yardage: 1430
Needles/Hooks Suggested: Size 7 (4.5 mm) and size 9 (5.5mm): 32" circular
Fiber Type: Wool & Blends
Weight: Worsted/Hvy Worsted
Another Yarn Fairy Original, a fully shaped Faroese shawl works up fast in worsted weight. A nice large snuggle for one, or even two people. If you go to my web site you will even see a man snuggled up in the gray/black color one. Worked from the neck down this is a fast knit on large needles.

Bar Maid Shawl Pattern (Paid Download)
SKU: 12848D
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4 out of 5 stars

I want to start with the positive things. This project is gorgeous! Watching the patterns change and ripple as you go along is a fun experience. The pre-chosen colors are also great, they work well together and I'm so glad I didn't pick different ones from the green's they put in the kit. I was a little shocked when I got the pattern and saw the designer also had two other Knit Pick curated color schemes, a Grey/Black and Purple. I would have stuck with my green choice but I wanted to let others know, maybe buy the pattern first and then the yarn if you want those color options, the PDF includes a picture of the purple and it's quite pretty. The negative, I think this could have been a little better written. There are 3.5 pages of explanation of how to use the charts, and I think they would be better placed before the charts themselves to save you the flipping back and forth. This is a written/charted pattern but you must be able to read charts to make this. Mind you, they are not complicated aside from knit, purl, there are ssk's, k2tog, and s2tog-k1-psso which is really not as crazy as it looks. The written part is computer generated and as you get further into the pattern you need to be able to just repeat the middle columns of the chart and the text does not accommodate that. That said....once you get this figured out, it really is smooth sailing and very enjoyable to make. Very warm, comfy, and great to snuggle into. I would certainly consider making this pattern again.