This week I have finished yet another wearable accessory and this time it’s knit instead of crochet like last week. The Touchstone Shawl by Laura Aylor has been on my needles since early March but with many other projects, it was on the back burner only getting worked on a little at a time. I’m so happy it’s done so I can wear it now before any blazing hot temperatures make way to Oregon. The weather has truly been something as of lately.
I found this to be a very easy-to-follow pattern as long as you are comfortable with eyelet rows which are very simple. I adapted the pattern just a bit because I wanted it to be extra breathable so I created more eyelet row repeats.
I used a 4.5mm knitting needle on a long cable ( not sure the size but generous… maybe 32inches?) and an entire skein of Caron Skinny Cake (795 yards) in the colorway Melon Smoothie which is a wonderful self-striping yarn. As for the color, it reminds me more of a Chinook Salmon. I’m a fan it is machine washable and dryable. I think it’s discontinued now but you might be able to find it online. I got it for a steal at Micheals for $4-5.00.
The pattern isn’t overly busy though there looks like a lot of detail went into it. It is pretty mindless knitting which is great when I am watching tv with the family, riding in the car, or doing other things like assisting my kids in school (listening to them read, etc…).
The shawl can be worn wrapped a few times or just hung straight down over the shoulders. A themed shawl pin would be an exquisite addition. It’s not heavy in the least bit and it does offer breathability and light warmth which is perfect for the weather we commonly have in Oregon.
I would most certainly make this again in other colorways.