My goodness this yarn and pattern are a beautiful combination! The handspun Henslowe is now complete:
I'm really loving the slight changes of shade in the yarn, that add a subtle but interesting touch to the finished shawl. Thanks Nicole - you spin lovely yarn in wonderfully rich colours. Ooh yes, and let me also add that this yarn is as light as a feather.
The Henslowe shawl pattern is a really interesting knit that is worked in 3 distinct stages. I made no mods to the pattern, and was thrilled that I got to use up the majority of the wonderful handspun yarn. If I were to make again, however, I'd probably make the shawl a touch bigger. The other thing to watch for is on the garter section of the shawl - be sure that your yarn overs at each edge are not too tight - my shawl would have benefitted from a double yarn over at each edge so that I would have had a little more elasticity between the garter stitch section and the roman lace pattern.
Otherwise I am really pleased with how this turned out. A perfect knit for when those Autumn days start to roll around.
Wishing you a great week,