Recently Ellen published her new shawl pattern, Cloverdale, and I was lucky enough to be able to test knit it for her. Cloverdale is a nice, simple, rustic style shawl that you can really make your own. The styling leaves you open to using all types, colors, and sizes of yarn. I chose a fingering weight yarn (I had been told it was DK weight, but when I looked it up at home it was actually fingering weight, so maybe a heavy fingering? Although really it doesn’t feel any heavier than sock yarn to me.. regardless, it really is a nice yarn!) in a lovely deep green color. There is a slightly metallic sheen to it which picks up the light beautifully when being worn.
I showed this picture a few weeks ago when I first bought it, but here it is again so you can all see what I started with. The yarn is Villa by Classic Elite Yarns. It is a plied yarn made of 70% Alpaca and 30% Bamboo which is very snuggly soft.