ashburnAshburn has been a delightful project so far. I knew I wanted to make another shawl while I was working on Marin, so I perused Ravelry for some inspiration. As soon as I saw the pop of colors and drape of Ashburn, I knew it had to be mine. It was also a great excuse to get more Peppino in another color I coveted. I took the Peppino home and studied my stash to come up with this color combination. The orange is Malabrigo Sock in Terracotta. The speckled yarn is Peppino in Lake of Bays, and the light turquoise is Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Aventurine. ashburn-2

As soon as I got to the color changes and studied the pattern a bit I realized if I didn’t carry the yarn up the sides for the stripes I would have many many ends to weave in, which is not a favorite thing of mine. I looked at the projects on Ravelry that met the criteria “helpful note” in the search dropdown option and added “carrying yarn” in the search box to arrive at this helpful video linked in one of the projects. It made the yarn carrying look clean enough to work for this project. You can still see a bit of the contrast color being carried at the edges but it’s much more favorable to weaving in end after end. ashburn-3

I am fully into the second color and I love the texture of this part. Below is the “wrong side” but I think both sides look equally great. It will likely be too warm to wear this when it’s done, but I will try to find a way anyway! ashburn-4

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