I feel like I’m just presenting a parade of finished projects lately. I suppose all that hard work in June and the start of July really paid off. That, combined with being on leave all this month means that I’m flying through all the projects I’ve had on the go for some time. It’s been great fun!
When I found myself in possession of an enormous skein of Blue Moon Fibre Arts Mopsy (a Merino, Nylon, Angora blend in worsted weight) I knew it wouldn’t be long before I found the right shawl for it. It was always going to be a shawl. A big, warm, winter weight shawl. Pretty soon I found a pattern by a designer I’d not come across before, Flourish by Rose Beck. Yes, another triangle shawl but I make no secret of my love for them. It was on the needles in the blink of an eye and made for some lovely comfort knitting throughout July.
Even though it hasn’t turned out to be quite the large shawl I hoped for, its dense warmth more than makes up for it – I’ve worn it pretty much constantly since I finished it nearly two weeks ago.
I would go so far as to call this an instant classic – the kind of knitted garment that becomes immediately indispensible in your wardrobe. I hardly take it off.
This photo shows how thick it is.
And it’s a pretty true representation of the colour of the Mopsy, too, which is a shade called called Aubergenius. A sort of dusky purple.
I just love this shawl. Flourish is easily one of my happiest, most enjoyable and comforting knits, both on and off the needles, so far. I’ve been eyeing off other shawls by Rose Beck since I finished Flourish – like Lattice, Forgotten Garden or the Crocus Shawlette. So much loveliness!