I want to start by saying that I absolutely LOVED this pattern! It was super easy to follow and in the end I made something that I actually plan on wearing – once the weather permits.
This shawl’s journey started about a year ago when I went into Michael’s on one of my routine yarn trips when I found an aisle end cap full of Caron Cakes. At the time I was super late to the Caron Cake band wagon as people had been going crazy over them for months. So of course, I wanted to join in the fun and give them a try too. (If you have not tried them out yet, I highly recommend it!)
I fell in love with the color Cake Pop, and fell even more in love with the shawl pattern that came for free on the yarn skein label!
When I first started the project, I was working on it regularly. I took it on a couple winter beach trips and got a lot done, but after returning home from our last beach trip for the winter, I ended up starting a couple other patterns. My poor shawl was pushed down to the bottom of my project basket – not because I was bored with it but because I genuinely had forgotten about it until I was looking for my size 8 adjustable needles… and voila! The shawl was found once again!
If I am being totally honest, I can be a bit naughty…. I have been known to steal needles away from projects by just sliding the stitches off of the needles, leaving all those loops to fend for themselves until I feel like coming back to it, and sometimes that never happens. But, I did NOT want that to happen to this shawl!
I told myself that in order to free up my needles I needed to finish this shawl. Which honestly, I was happy to do because I actually missed it! Does this ever happen to you to?? Please say that I am not alone, haha!
I just finished up this past weekend and I am super excited because it’s just in time for cool weather. This is definitely going to be one of my go-to scarves for this fall and winter season, and I can’t wait to show it of!
Do you think you will give this pattern a try? Let me know in the comments below!
Get the free pattern here!