I haven’t made a shawl in a long while. I have been occupying myself with lots of sweaters and tops lately, so when I stumbled upon the Comet Shawl by Beardychiel, I thought it would make a nice change of pace. Especially since this one is worked with large needles and Aran weight yarn.
I was intrigued by the design’s shape and relatively simple stitch pattern. It has a nice tear drop shape, pointy lace bottom edge and simple lace texture. It makes use of short rows for shaping and very basic pattern repeats. It is a nice, quick knit and easy to memorize which makes it a great travel project.
I was also pleased to discover that it used yarn I had in my stash; but not enough, so I added leftovers from other similar yarn. I strategically used the yarns in a sequence that would make most of the colors and ensure a nice blend. Hopefully, the result is so good, that it looks like one single colorway instead of 3! 😀
I started with the reddish Azteca and worked until it was all used up, then moved on to Big Delight and finally used a little bit of the yellowish Azteca on the end of the pointy edging.
The final shape looks to me more like a wing (dragon wing?! xD) rather than a tear drop and it really makes me regret using leftovers, because this way it is not so easy to replicate the project for a second, matching wing. xD
Nonetheless, it a pretty design and I enjoyed making it. Also, looking forward to Beardychiel’s future designs! (there’s a mix of interesting shapes and techniques there).