Faraway, So Close

This is Faraway, So Close, a shawl pattern by Carina Spencer. This shawl was originally designed as a gift to comfort a friend during a time of much grief. In honor of Infant Loss Awareness Month, each October all proceeds from the sale of this pattern for the month are donated to charities that offer support and guidance to families suffering the loss of a child.  I love, love, love this pattern.  It’s pretty, easy and so fun to make. So fun, in fact, that I’ve made it 3 times and will make it again, I’m sure!  The pattern is written with a short and long option.  I really, REALLY blocked it to show off all the pretty eyelets and dropped stitches, I think it came out great!  The green shawl,the long version, I made with Anzula Luxury Fibers Cricket, a medium worsted squishy yarn.  I only have one picture of the smaller one, the yarn is Silk Blend from Manos Del Uruguay, a DK weight, scrumptious single ply yarn.  The first time I made this shawl I used Malabrigo Twist, a chunky yarn, for the body and Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky for the edge.  All different weights and the shawl turned out great each time.  If I make it again I am definitely using Biography DK, a hand dyed yarn from Fable Fibers.

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