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Sock yarn makes great lightweight shawls, perfect for all seasons — especially spring!  Keep the chill away by tossing one over your shoulders, turn it around and wrap it bandana-style around your neck, or tie around your waist when things warm up!

I’m often drawn to bright, multi-colored yarns, but I also love highly detailed stitch patterns — like leafy lace!  These two things don’t really complement eachother, as the colors can “fight” the stitch pattern.  Enter Morlynn, the ultimate solution!  Grab a fun, handpainted multi like YaRn Studios Superwash Sock or a subtle striping yarn with slow color changes like Crystal Palace Mini Mochi for the triangle start, then a coordinating solid like Frog Tree Pediboo or semi-solid Malabrigo Sock for the lattice and leaf border.  Perfection!

Project Details:
Pattern: Morlynn Shawl, by Alexandra Wiedmayer
Yarn: Fingering (Sock) weight: I used 2 skeins of Universal Pace (yellow) and 1 skein of Great Adirondack Soxie in Mango.
Needles: Size 4 32″ circular (Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Interchangeables)
Size: Medium (pattern is written for M and L, but is easily adapted to any size!)
Special Notes: Bound off using size 6 needles to keep bottom edge flexible, making blocking much easier!