FO: Purple Rain

For the last few years the first project of the year I finish is typically something for my cousin Safia in Chicago. We also send her an after Christmas/Kwanzaa box filled with gifts and something handmade, we’ve been doing this with her since she went to college. Last year it was her red Lila Winter sweater. The year before that was her pretty pink raglan sweater. This year when I asked her if she had any requests she told me she’d like a nice wrap or big scarf she could use for when she’s cold at work. I immediately thought about the Rain Outside.
December FO
I’ve knit this shawl four times now (shawls #1, #2 and #3)! Clearly this is a favorite pattern. And in the back of my mind I knew I wanted to use this variegated yarn that went from orange to pink to dark purple that I bought the very first time we went to Chicago to visit Safia.
I lost the label a while ago and the yarn shop has since closed but I knew that Chicago yarn had to be a part of her shawl, I had 400 yards. But what to contrast it with? Well Periwinkle Sheep yarn had an awesome Black Friday sale and I picked up this gorgeous purple dk yarn, Safia’s favorite color. I love Periwinkle Sheep for her really vivid and true dye colors, just gorgeous. (Periwinkle is the bright blue yarn I used for my Mom’s Christmas sweater last year)
Purple Rain
I didn’t know how this yarn blend was going to work out but man this is vibrant and fun. Pictures honestly don’t do it justice.
Purple Rain
And now it is being delivered to its new owner in Chicago…even though it was so lovely I wanted to keep it for myself. But purple and orange aren’t my colors, so I happily gave it away. I can’t wait to see her wearing it.

22 Replies to “FO: Purple Rain”

      1. I’ve seriously been thinking about that!

  1. Magnificent!!! Love the color combination! I would like to knit one for me but it looks like a huge number of stitches at one time…

      1. But it sure looks like a lot! Thank you for your reply. I better check the pattern. πŸ˜—

  2. Lucky cousin! I’ve been eyeballing that on Ravelry since I first saw it here. It’s gorgeous. I’m going to have to do my own take on it. It’s so inspiring!

    1. Do it! It’s an easy pattern that has some mindless rows of garter stitch that make it easy to make progress

  3. Love this! I’m inspired by this, your other projects, and you! I’m amazed at how many projects you can finish. Keep up the great work spreading all that knitted love and happiness. It brings joy to the rest of us as well.

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