A few months ago I bought a skein of rainbow gradient-dyed sock yarn from the Knitting Goddess. I knew straight away that I wanted to knit a semi-circular shawl that would show off the rainbow colours, and Patricia Martin’s Mizzle shawl seemed like the perfect pattern; the right shape, an appropriately meteorological name, and it even fit quite neatly into my A to Z of shawls.
It’s quite a simple pattern, though I did have to rip back several rows when I realised that I had been adding extra yarnovers at the ends of the decorative yarnover/k2tog rows. I kept repeating the stocking stitch/garter stitch and yarnover sections until I didn’t think I had enough yarn left for another repeat, and then did the ribbed edging until I had almost run out of yarn. I was a bit worried that I might not quite have enough for the bind-off but in fact I had a few metres left, though I don’t think it would have been enough for another row.
I was worried it would be a bit small, but it’s come out a nice size. I do find semi-circular shawls very easy to wear wrapped round my shoulders, and I love having a rainbow to wear!