Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Pressed Flowers Shawl


Sometimes I worry a knit shawl will just make me look like a colonial woman, but this one actually gets a lot of wear!

This is the Pressed Flowers Shawl by Amy Christoffer (@savoryknitting). With almost 1500 projects on Ravelry, there was no shortage of color combination and styling inspiration for this shawl. The mosaic knitting pattern was very easy to follow, and it was fun to see the shawl grow (which kept me knitting and moving faster than I normally would on this kind of project). My Ravelry project page is here. 

I used Malabrigo Yarn Rios in Invierno and Natural. It was a great combination for this project: soft, warm, and flexible for tying as more of a scarf rather than a traditional shawl. I always find myself inadvertently drawn to purple and white together, making this a similar color scheme as my Raina Shawl and Laulu Shawl. Next time, I should probably try a different combination 😁


I knit the shawl through some pretty important moments in the past year: I started it on my honeymoon and finished it after we moved from Boston to Philadelphia (a new city for both my husband and me!), making it extra special. It was addictive to knit and just interesting enough with the mosaic colorwork. I did end up doing two fewer repeats than the pattern called for to make it more scarf-like rather than shawl-like. 

Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed this pattern and frequently wear it out and about in our new neighborhood (see the photo below). Looking forward to wearing it more this winter as we explore Philly!

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