I made this shawl over the long Easter weekend. The body of the shawl is from a favourite pattern, Mountain Moss Shawl by Beth Kling. With spring just around the corner, I decided to switched up the lace trim and used Eye-Spot Ending from one of Barbara G. Walker's KnittingTreasuries.
I used up a small portion of my Madelinetosh stash. I picked Opaline and Astrid Grey in Tosh Merino Light. This shawl will be donated to Laura's Dream, an event to help raise money and awareness about Metachromatic Leukodystrophy. This event will take place on June 7th, at Brewster Bar & Grill in Bedford this year.
Here is a quick peek at the before and after blocking process. Blocking knitwear can be a tedious and annoying part of the finishing process. Yet this step always adds a professional finish to each piece. Not only did this shawl grow in size, but it is also softer and drapes beautifully after being washed and stretched.
This shawl with be a hard piece to part with. I hope whoever takes it home from Laura's Dream will enjoy it immensely.