Back when I did the Fibreshare yarn parcel thing, I bought some stuff for my partner from the ravelry destash pages, and since I was on a roll, I also got a skein of Mothy and the Squid yarn. I’ve admired her super fun yarns for a long time, so was delighted to find it a bit cheaper. This is what it looked like in skein form, the shade is Industrial Accident.
The things is though (and obviously I did know this on a rational level, but it still sort of surprised me), once that’s wound up, it looks completely different. There’s no areas of similar colours, it’s all fleckled pretty much consistently everywhere. And the problem with that sort of yarn is that it makes most interesting patterns completely disappear. So I searched for AGES for a suitable pattern for that sort of yarn, and eventually settled on this, the Frisson shawl.
In the end it turned out to be a pretty perfect pattern for this, it’s simple enough that there’s nothing being hidden by the fleckles, but also does have an interesting construction. And its suitable for summer, which is great! It’s really more of a scarf than a shawl. I did make a mistake at one of the later points and did an eyelet row too many, so the step is bigger than it should be. I really need to learn not to try and guess from the way it looks where I am, but RECORD EVERYTHING. I haven’t learnt this of course, I just had to rip back a huge chunk of my current project for the same reason. But it doesn’t really matter, you can only tell the mistake when it’s lying flat, so who cares? I’m very happy with this shawl and would make again.