The yarn is Rowan Creative focus. It is 50% wool and 50% alpaca. I had near enough two balls left from my Miette cardigan from last year.
The pattern makes up quickly (three nights) but it is not my favourite because the edge is quite scruffy. I tried to double crochet all the way around to straighten it up, but in the end went for a frilly edge to disguise the fact that the sides are not straight due to the pattern repeats, even really aggressive blocking didn't sort it out.
I like it nonetheless and it will be a great gift for someone I have in mind. My mum has since given me her two left over balls in purple to have a go at another one.
This is my shawl pin but I think I will order a few more for pressies so that each shawl comes to the new owner with a pin.
One for the present box.
Thanks for popping in and leaving such encouraging comments of late. I have some really kind blog friends who I look forward to hearing from each week. Love Jo xxxx