FO Alert! Cloverdale Shawl Pics

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Hello Everyone! Hope you all are doing well. :)

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.

Cloverdale yarn 2

 

Cloverdale collage 4
My daughter Korina agreed to model the shawl for me. The wingspan was just slightly longer than she could reach to hold it out, but otherwise it fits her perfectly. For size reference she fits a ladies extra small, maybe small, in clothes. I am a larger lady, so on me it would be a bit more of a shawlette, or even a deep scarf.

 

Cloverdale collage 3
We took lots of pictures, walking around the yard trying to find the best place, lighting, and modelling to display the shawl. It was hard to narrow down which ones I liked best so thought I would share most of them with you all to see how you liked them! In the picture on the right she was busy fussing at our dachshund who was being nosy and headed over to the neighbours to inspect their dogs.. I surprised her with the picture when she turned back to say something to me.

 

I like the way the lines go around on this one. It makes a nice little wrap for her, just needs a shawl pin.
I like the way the lines go around on this one. It makes a nice little wrap for her, just needs a shawl pin.
I also love this way of wearing it. Korina came up with this one while playing with the shawl and I told her that had to be one of the modeled pics. Again, I really like the way the ridge lines work on this style.
I also love this way of wearing it. Korina came up with this one while playing with the shawl and I told her that had to be one of the modeled pics. Again, I really like the way the ridge lines work on this style.

 

And of course, being a rustic style shawl.. you have to be able to wear it while working with your flowers! These are our marigolds, with something in the center that I can't remember the name of. We planted these at our mailbox and Korina sometimes helps me tend and water them.
And of course, being a rustic style shawl.. you have to be able to wear it while working with your flowers! These are our marigolds, with something in the center that I can’t remember the name of. We planted them at our mailbox and Korina helps me tend and water them. We took these pics late in the evening so you can see some of the marigolds are closing up for the night. They look lovely during the day and are a great pop of color in the yard. I think their color really goes well with this shawl too.

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